Contributor biographical information for The oldest orphan = L'aine des orphelins / Tierno Monenembo ; translated by Monique Fleury Nagem ; with an introduction by Adele King.

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A native of Guinea, Tierno Mone;nembo lived in Senegal, Ivory Coast, Algeria, and Morocco before settling in France in 1973. He is the author of seven novels. Monique Fleury Nagem is a professor of modern languages at McNeese State University and the translator of Ce;leste Mogador’s Memoirs of a Courtesan in Nineteenth-Century Paris (Nebraska 2001). Adele King is a professor emerita of French at Ball State University and the editor of From Africa: New Francophone Stories (Nebraska 2004).

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