Ndèye Boury NDIAYE|
An author from Senegal
writing in French
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Adja Ndèye Boury Ndiaye (married name, Gueye), and better known by her family and friends as Bourou, was born in Dakar in 1936. Her father, a draughtsman and head clerk at the research unit of the Public Works department, came from Sine (a region in Senegal of Serers ethnicity). Her mother came from Dakar, and Wolof was the language spoken at home.
Ndèye Boury Ndiaye attended primary and secondary school in Dakar, and later worked as a teacher for a year in a primary school, while preparing for the metropolitan midwifery exam. She then went to Besançon, France, to continue her studies, which she concluded with a year of paediatric nursing in Paris. During her life Mdèye Boury Ndiaye has lived in many places: Dakar (where she lived for many years), Kaolack, Saint-Louis, Tivaouane and Matam in Senegal; Nimjatt in Mauritania; Abidjan in the Ivory Coast; and, Besançon and Paris in France. She has also been on pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina.
Collier de cheville [The Ankle Necklace]. Dakar: Les Nouvelles Editions Africianes, 1983. (159p.). ISBN 2 7236 0884 0. Novel.
The novel is composed of 27 short chapters which relate the life of Aunt Lika. Upon the death of her sister-in-law, Aunt Lika moves back into the paternal home to look after her brother's children. When her brother dies unexpectedly she must stay and look after his children whereupon her husband also has to leave their home in order to join her.
Diaxaï l'aigle et Niellé le moineau. Dakar: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines du Sénégal, 2003. (22p.). ISBN 2 7236 1484 0.
Jean-Marie Volet. Collier de cheville. May 2010.
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 14 September 1996.
Modified: 21 April 2004
Archived: 19 December 2012