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Tanella Suzanne Boni (born 1954) is an Ivorianpoet and novelist. Also an academic, she is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Abidjan. Apart from her teaching and research activities, she was the President of the Association of writers of the Côte d'Ivoire from 1991 to 1997, and later the organizer of the International Poetry Festival in Abidjan from 1998 to 2002.
She served as President of the Writers' Association of Côte d'Ivoire from 1991 to 1997 and organized Abidjan's International Poetry Festival from 1998 to 2002. During the political strife in Côte d'Ivoire (from 2002 until 2011) she self-exiled to France. In 2005, she received the Ahmadou Kourouma Prize for her novel Matins de couvre-feu (Mornings after curfew). In 2009 she won the Antonio Viccaro International Poetry Prize. Since 2013, Boni divides her time between Abidjan and Paris.
Labyrinthe (poems), Editions Akpagnon, Lomé 1984
Une vie de crabe (novel), Dakar: Nouvelles Editions Africaines du Sénégal, 1990
De l'autre côté du soleil (children's story), Paris: NEA-EDICEF, 1991
La fugue d'Ozone (children's story), Paris: NEA-EDICEF, 1992
Grains de sable (poems), Limoges: Le bruit des autres, 1993
Les baigneurs du Lac rose (novel), Abidjan: Nouvelles Editions Ivoiriennes, 1995; Paris: Editions du Serpent à Plumes, 2002
Il n'y a pas de parole heureuse (poems), Limoges: Le bruit des autres, 1997
L'atelier des génies (children's story), Paris: Acoria, 2001
Chaque jour l'espérance (poems), Paris: L'Harmattan, 2002
Ma peau est fenêtre d'avenir (poems), La Rochelle: Rumeur des Ages, 2004