It is an icon of the Ivorian literary sphere that has just died, Regina Yaou, who died on the night of November 3rd to 4th.
Régina Yaou, was born in 1955. She started writing very early. Normal, since in his family, the book was very present. Winner in 1977, at the age of 22, of a literary competition organized by the New African Editions with her novel La citadine, she writes the same year her first novel, Lezou Marie or Les Ecueils de la Vie, which will be published in 1982.
And she will not stop anymore. Following will be the Affiba Revolt, Aihui Anka; The Price of the Revolt; Germs of death. Volume 1 ; Brah the villager; The undesirable; The knell of misfortune; Coup of State; In the cave of the wolf; Operation furnace etc.
She will also publish under a pseudonym in the collection of sentimental literature Adoras New Editions Ivoiriennes … In total, we owe him more than 35 books, in 50 years of career.
Among other things, she received the 2014 Excellence Award from the President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. And was the writer in the spotlight at the last International Book Fair of Abidjan.
With his disappearance, it is a great feather that has just broken.