An author from Biafra/Nigeria
writing in French
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Regina Ubanatu was born in Biafra in 1965. Physically handicapped in both legs, she was separated from her family during the Biafra war and evacuated to Gabon at the age of three. She left for France two years later and it was only when she was twelve that she learned of her Nigerian family and could eventually make contact with them. After a brief visit to her parents, she came back to France to finish her education and remained in her adoptive country, yet again visiting her father and mother in Nigeria. Regina Ubanatu is now living and working in Paris (2006). She is the founder of an association regrouping handicapped women, the RIFH (Réponses Initiatives Femmes Handicapées).
La petite fille qui dansait dans sa tête. Paris: Editions L'Archipel, 2010. (230p.). ISBN 978-2-8098-0249-8. Autobiography. [Preface by Bernard Kouchner]. Autobiography.
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 10 May 2010
Archived: 27 November 2013