An author from Belgium
writing in French
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Nadine Dominicus van den Bussche Nyangoma is from Belgium. She is a historian and has lived for many years in Guinée-Bissau where she taught at the Kwamé N'Krumah grammar school. Le Chant des fusillés [Song of the Executed] is in part based on her own life. She currently lives in Brussels with her daughter (1992).
Le chant des Fusillés [Song of the Executed]. Dakar: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1981. (297p.). ISBN 2 7236 0802 6. Novel.
When the narrator's husband is tortured, then assassinated by the government in 1972 at the time of the massacre of the Hutus of Burundi by the Tutsis, the ten years that Catherine and Mutima have spent together, end tragically.
Mourir debout [To die standing]. Dakar: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1983. (120p.). ISBN 2 909238 07 5. Novel.
A chronicle of the revolt in Guinea against the Portuguese invaders. This fight for liberty is evoked in a manner both tragic and moving, poignant and poetic.