WOMEN WRITING AFRICA
in colonial times
Teachers, nurses, missionaries, expatriates, heads of missions, writers, travellers, adventurers ...
(In chronological order. The dates refer to the plots timelime, not the publication date)
Women's perception of French colonial life in 19th century Africa : a fascinating universe challenging conventional wisdom. [Read the article]
Addendum : Mme Dard, the shipwreck of the Medusa in 1816 and the early colonisation of Senegal [Read the article]

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Women's challenge to convention : the hidden face of 20th century colonial life in Africa. [Read the article]
Keeping track of women writing. African penwomen of the colonial era [Read the article]

Mme d'Abrantès
(Historical account)
1582-1663

A. Behn
(Novel)
1640-1664

M. Edgeworth
(Short story)
1760

P. Wheatley
(Poetry)
1761-1773

Mme de Duras
(Novel)
1779-1802

Mme de Staël
(Short story)
1779-1802

Mme de Gouges
(Theatre)
1780

Mme Dard
(Autobiography)
1798-1820

S. Doin
(Novel)
1802-1825

R. Schrumpf
(Autobiography)
1842-1858

E. Ruete-Saït
(Autobiography)
1844-1886

Mme de Noirfontaine
(Correspondence)
1849-1851

I. Pfeiffer
(Travelogue)
1856-1858

O. Schreiner
(Novel)
1860-1880

L. Duff-Gordon
(Correspondence)
1862-1869

M. Eféwélé Kwami
(Autobiography)
1869-1935

M. Savorgnan de Brazza
(Biography)
1875-1905

L. Felix-Faure
(Travelogue)
1886?

R. Bonnetain
(Travelogue)
1892-1893

M. H. Kingsley
(Travelogue)
1893-1895

Dr. D. Chellier
(Notes)
1895

I. Eberhardt
(Correspondence)
1895-1901

Mrs Klobb
(Historical account) 1898-1899

O. Faure-Favier
(Novel)
1899-1926

L.G. Renard
(Novel)
1903-1904

B. Markham
(Autobiography)
1906-1942

M.-P. Thorbecke
(Travelogue)
1911-1913

I. Vischer
(Personal History – correspondence)
1912-1914

A. Kéita
(Autobiography)
1912-1975


M. Kuntz
(Personal History)
1913-1926

M. Woytt-Secrétan
(Biography)
1913-1946

A. Lenoel
(Travelogue)
1914-1916

K. Blixen
(Autobiography)
1914-1931

A. Latouche
(Children's book)
1920

L. Cousturier
(Travelogue)
1921-1922

A. Blouin
(Autobiography)
1921-1982


C. Goll
(Novel)
1920s?

Anomymous
(Autobiography)
1922-1942

G. Vassal
(Personal History)
1923-1924

V. de Watteville
(Personal History)
1923-1935

W. E. Barnard
(Children's book)
1924

J. Valriant
(Novel)
1925-1930?

S. Cazac-Hébert
(Novel)
1925-1945


M. Poulaine
(Travelogue)
1928

D. Moran
(Personal History)
1928-1930

O. de Labrouhe
(Travelogue)
circa 1930?

M. Migeon
(Travelogue)
circa 1930

N. B. Ndiaye
(Novel)
circa 1930-1950?


C. Rabette
(Novel)
circa 1930?

Y. de Coppet
(Novel)
circa 1930

Sister Elisabeth
(Autobiography)
1930-1976


O. Puigaudeau
(Travelogue)
1933-1934

M. Harry
(Travelogue)
1934

M. Chollet
(Personal History)
1934-1945


R. Beurnier
(Novel)
circa 1935

C. de Forges
(Travelogue)
1935

S. de Valkeneer-Briard
(Short stories)
1935-1945

M.-C. Matip
(Autobiography)
1938-1958

P. et O. Merlin
(Personal History)
1938-1961


H. de Gobineau
(Personal History)
1939-1945

L. Le Corvaisier
(Legends)
1940-1950

A. Conti
(Personal History)
1941-1952

N. Diallo
(Autobiography)
1941-1967


H. J. Gagnon
(Travelogue)
1942-1943

M. L. Comeliau
(Colonial guidebook)
1945

Doéllé
(Novel)
1947-1948

R. Reyher
(Journal report)
1948

Ch. Garnier
(Travelogue)
1948

R. Halsey Carr
(Autobiography)
1949-1999


L. Smith Bowen
(Novel)
circa 1950

D. Verboven
(Novel)
circa 1950

Dr. A. Spoerry
(Autobiography)
1950-1994


J. Toussaint
(Travelogue)
1952-1959


M. Joret
(Travelogue)
1953-1960


M. Alleins
(Novel)
1956
WOMEN WRITING AFRICA SINCE THE 1960S
Reading Women Writers and African Literatures
jvolet@cyllene.uwa.edu.au – February 2017
http://aflit.arts.uwa.edu.au/indexcolonial.html
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