Anne Marie NIANE|
An author from Senegal
writing in French
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Anne Marie Corea, married name Niane, was born in 1950 in Ho-chi-minh City (formerly Saigon). She spent her early childhood in Vietnam. Her father came from Saint-Louis in Senegal and her mother from Saigon, where her parents met while her father was a recruit in the French army. Anne Marie Niane was five years old when her family returned to Senegal.
After her primary and secondary schooling in Senegal, she studied in Paris from 1968 until 1974 where she obtained a degree in English. She returned to Dakar in 1975. From this time she has worked in Management as Attachée de Direction with the Société Africaine de Raffinage (SAR). (1997)
"L'Etrangère" ["The Stranger"] in L'Etrangère et douze autres nouvelles [The Stranger and twelve other short stories]. Paris: Hatier, 1985. (pp.5-21). ISBN 2 218 07375 7. Short story.
This short story was the winner of the Grand Prix in the Ninth Competition for the Best Short Story Written in French. An old woman relives the main stages in her life: her light-hearted youth, her life in Vietnam, her marriage to Karim, a French soldier from Senegal, her departure for Dakar, the good times but also the difficulties and the setbacks...
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Created: 25 December 1995
Modified: 28 August 1997
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