Geneviève NGOSSO KOUO|
An author from Cameroon
writing in French
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Geneviève Ngosso Kouo hails from Cameroon. After obtaining a doctorate in English in Paris, she taught in Abidjan. She also worked as a translator at the United States Embassy and at the Regional Mission of the World Bank.
Une femme, un jour... [A woman, one day] . Abidjan: CEDA, 1995 (144p.). ISBN 2 86394 197 6. Novel.
"Three portraits of women - that of Sulo (the journalist), Anti Greissi (the step-aunt) and Ticky (the shopkeeper) - are traced through the pages of this novel. The author conveys the hateful mentality of the Bouma men in a shrewd and vigorous style and is able to depict human beings in all their distress and emotional exhaustion. The heroines are constantly aware of this passion which consumes them, while the men keep their distance and continue to act like exterminating angels... (Back cover)
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 26 November 1996
Archived: 17 December 2012