An author from the Ivory Coast
writing in French
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Pascale Quao-Gaudens Clavreuil was born in 1963. She attended primary and high school in Côte d'Ivoire. After completing her secondary education she moved to France in order to study Fine Arts. In 1986, she found work in Paris illustrating books for some local publishers. She then worked in a variety of positions for Bordas Publishing House. Upon her return to Abidjan in the mid 1990s, she became the Director of her own business, dealing with book publishing and distribution in Côte d'Ivoire and neighbouring countries. Her passion for painting and literature is well reflected in her current (1999) activities as manager of an Art Gallery and bookshop in Abidjan.
Et . . . Sens [Meaning and Direction]. Paris: Published, 1988 (80p.). ISBN 2 86600 372 1 Poetry.
This original, challenging and profound piece of writing certainly deserves the praise it has received from the editor and critics.
The story tells of Karité, a woman who experiences many spiritual deaths and rebirths on the pathway of life. These climacterics give her a realisation of both her society and her own life. A mother responsible for the upbringing of her children, she stands as the bearer of Africa's conscience.
Entre deux mondes [Between two worlds]. Abidjan/Montréal : CEDA/Hurtubise HMH, 1999, (82p.). ISBN 2 86394 330 8 ou 2 89428 384 9. Children's literature (15+).
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 26 November 1996
Modified: 10 July 2003
Archived: 17 December 2012