Veronique Tadjo

Véronique Tadjois a writer, academic and author of books for young people. She grew up in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire). Books in English: As the Crow Flies (Penguin Books SA, 2009), The Shadow of Imana, travels to the heart of Rwanda (Heinemann, 2002); Red Earth/Laterite, (Poems – Eastern Washington University Press, 2006); The Blind Kingdom (Ayebia Clarke, 2008) andQueen Pokou (Ayebia Clarke, 2009). Her latest novel is Loin de Mon père (Actes Sud, Paris, 2010). She has traveled extensively and is currently based in South Africa where she is the Head of French Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand.


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