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Ahmadou Kourouma

Ivory Coast (1927 - 2003)

Ahmadou Kourouma was born in the Ivory Coast in 1927. He fought in the French army in Indochina and studied in France. After independence, he spent many years in exile before returning to the Ivory Coast in 1993. He is regarded as one of the leading African writers in French.