Born in Paris, Véronique Tadjo returned to Ivory Coast with her family when she was still very young. A pioneer of African children’s literature, she is a prestigious poet and novelist (laureate of the Grand Prix d’Afrique Noire), as well as an author of children’s books. Writing for a younger audience, Tadjo takes on difficult topics like Apartheid, political violence and access to natural resources, introducing traditional local African cultures to young readers.
Léopold Sédar Senghor, le poète des paroles qui durent (June 2014, À dos d’âne)
Mamy Wata and the Monster (January 1993, Milet Publishing) -> UNICEF Prize 1993 at the Biennale des Arts et Lettres de Daka and “Mention d´honneur” in 1994 for “Noma Award for publishing in Africa”.
Reine Pokou (2005, Actes Sud) -> Grand prix littéraire d’Afrique noire in 2005
Les Enfants qui plantaient des arbres (2013, Oskar)
Nelson Mandela : “Non à l’apartheid” (September 2010, Actes Sud junior)
Chasing the Sun, Stories from Africa (June 2008, Bloomsbury)
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