Régina N'DOUFOU YAOU|
An author from the Ivory Coast
writing in French
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Regina N'Doufou Yaou was born in 1955 in Dabou in Ivory Coast. Regina was brought up by her maternal aunt who was a midwife. She went to grammar school in Abidjan and then attended the Collège Voltaire. Aged eighteen, she went to the Cocody Technical School. After a break of several years, she studied at the University of Tours, in France, where she obtained a "General Studies Diploma". Regina Yaou travelled extensively in Europe and later in the United States where she spent many years. She now lives in Abidjan (2011).
" Regina Yaou Dossier" (CV, publications, books submitted for publication ...). May 2006. [pdf file - 124K]
La Citadine [The City Dweller]. This unpublished work won the prize for the best short story in a competition organised by the publishers Nouvelles Editions Africaines in Abidjan.
Lezou Marie ou les écueils de la vie [Lezou Marie or Life's Pitfalls]. Abidjan: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1982. (159p.). ISBN 2 85069 283 2. Novel.
A young woman leaves her village to continue her studies in Abidjan, but fate is against her.
La Révolte d'Affiba [Affiba's Revolt]. Abidjan: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1985. (152p.). Novel.
Koffi takes a mistress and leaves the family home, but worse is to come for his wife. When her husband dies, his avaricious relatives descend on her and deprive her of her inheritance.
Aihui Anka. Abidjan: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1988. (312p.). ISBN 2 7236 1478 6. Novel.
When a young agricultural engineer returns home at the end of his studies, he falls in love with a young woman from one of Abidjan's upper classes, but in accordance with his mother's wishes, he marries a girl from his village. He then decides to stay in the village, but he stirs up a lot of jealous feelings when he decides to build a comfortable house on his mother's property and finds himself hindered by a most powerful witchcraft.
Le Prix de la Révolte [The Price of Revolt]. Abidjan: Les Nouvelles Editions Ivoiriennes, 1997. Novel.
Les Germes de la mort: Brah la villageoise [The Seeds of death: Brah the country girl]. (Vol.1). Abidjan: Les Nouvelles Editions Ivoiriennes, 1998. Novel.
L'indésirable [The Outcast]. Abidjan: CEDA, 2001 (192p.). Novel.
Le glas de l'infortune. Abidjan: N.E.I-CEDA, 2005. (168p.). ISBN: 2 86394 521 1. Novel.
Histoires si étranges. Abidjan: Vallesse Editions et Editions Eburnie, 2009. (191p.). ISBN: 978-2-916532-13-4. Short stories.
Dans l'antre du loup. Abidjan: Les Classique Ivoiriens, 2010. (170p.). ISBN: 978-2-916472-65-2. Thriller.
Opération fournaise. Abidjan: NEI/CEDA, 2012. (228p.). ISBN: 978-2-84487-526-6. Thriller.
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