Tchicaya U Tamsi

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Birthday
25, 1931
Birthplace
DR Congo
Death Date
Apr 22, 1988 (56)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
25, 1931
Birthplace
DR Congo
Death Date
Apr 22, 1988 (56)

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A twentieth-century Congolese author, he is best known for his surrealist poetry. His works include La veste d'intérieur suivi de Notes de veille, Les Cancrelats, and Mauvais Sang.

Before Fame

He worked as a journalist in France before accepting a position at UNESCO in 1961.

Trivia

The Tchicaya U Tam'si Award, a prize for African poetry, was established in his honor in 1989.

Family Life

He was born to a Congolese family in Mpili, and he spent most of his early life in France.

Associated With

He and Maya Angelou both became famous for their poetry.

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