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TITLE: Conversations with African Poets and Writers: Véronique Tadjo

SPEAKERS: Véronique Tadjo, Marieta Harper
EVENT DATE: 2014/10/17
RUNNING TIME: 58 minutes
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DESCRIPTION: Cote d'Ivoirean writer Véronique Tadjo read selections from her work and participated in a moderated discussion with the Library's Marieta Harper. Véronique Tadjo is a journalist, painter, and award-winning author of numerous volumes of fiction, poetry and children's literature. Tadjo's work includes "A Vol d'Oiseau/As the Crow Flies," "Reine Pokou/Queen Pokou" (awarded the Le Grand Prix Littéraire d'Afrique Noire in 2005), "Le Royaumme Aveugle/The Blind Kingdom," "L'Ombre D'Imana/In the Shadow of Imana," and "Loin de Mon Pere/Far from My Father." Her books for children include "Mamy Wata and the Monster." She studied at the University of Abidjan, the Sorbonne in Paris, as well as Howard University. Tadjo is professor and head of the French department at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa, and in Fall 2014, visiting professor in the French department at Rutgers. Marieta Harper is Africa area specialist in the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress.