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Calixthe Beyala

Born in Cameroon, Calixthe Beyala moved to France in 1978. A prolific novelist, she has won numerous awards, such as the Grand prix litteraire de l'Afrique noire (1993), the Prix Francois Mauriac de l'Academie francaise (1994), the Prix tropique (1994) and the prestigious Grand prix du roman de l'Academie francaise (1996). A controversial figure, she has been variously accused of anti-male sexism, pornographic prose and political outrage, for supporting African leaders condemned by the West. ...See more