French-speaking African women traditionally expressed their creativity through oral storytelling. Previously silent in print, today they also speak through the written word, and their stories constitute one of the most significant recent developments in African literature. Irene Assiba d'Almeida dates this emerging phenomenon to 1969, the year Kuoh-Moukouri's Rencontres essentielles was published. A few more books by women were published in the '70s, followed by a creative explosion in the '80s that d'Almeida describes as a ...

Francophone African Women Writers: Destroying the Emptiness of Silence 1994, University Press of Florida

ISBN-13: 9780813013022