Calixthe Beyala

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Calixthe Beyala (born 1961) is a Cameroonian-born French writer who writes in French.

She grew up in Douala with her sister. In 1978, she left Cameroon for France. She married, and has two children.[1]


  • 1996 Grand Prix du Roman de l'Académie Française
  • 1994 Prix François Mauriac de l’Académie française
  • 1994 the Prix tropique
  • 1993 Grand prix littéraire de l’Afrique noire[2]


On March 31, 2011, Beyala was one of the few intellectuals to express support for Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.[3]


English translations


  1. Volet, Jean-Marie (31 March 2013). "Calixthe Beyala". The University of Western Australia.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Martinek, Claudia (10 January 2005). "Calixthe Beyala". The Literary Encyclopedia.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Girard, Quentin (31 March 2011). "Libye: les enjeux d'une guerre qui divise". Libération (in French). Paris. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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