Clementine Nzuji

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Birthday
21, 1944
Birthplace
DR Congo
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
21, 1944 (age 74)
Birthplace
DR Congo

About

African poet who became the first prominent female writer from the Belgian Congo. Her literary works include Murmures, Les temps des amants, and Lianes.

Before Fame

She graduated from the University of Lovanium and later earned an advanced degree in African Studies from the University of Paris.

Trivia

A Bantu literature and linguistics scholar, she was one of the founders of the International Centre for African Languages, Literatures and Traditions in Favour of Development.

Family Life

She married and had five children; her family members are the subjects of many of her literary works.

Associated With

She and Maya Angelou both became known for their poetic work.