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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Has President Alassane Ouattara Got What It Takes? The Many Challenges Facing Côte d’Ivoire’s New Leader

Veronique Tadjo takes a look at the political and economic situation facing Côte d’Ivoire president Ouattara after he wins a much disputed election. The question foremost on the minds of many Ivoirians is whether Alassane Ouattara is the new leader that they have been waiting for. Côte d’Ivoire has been languishing for more than a decade since a successful coup... Continue Reading

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