For some years, a certain number of Black African publishers and writers have tried to reverse a tendency to forget young readers. Among the African writers, Ahmadou Kourouma holds a special place. His works for young readers actually reveal an unusual formal approach in which, for example, he combines two genres as different as the documentary album for children with a novel for adolescents. These are works reflecting an ancestral Africa for which the author strives to preserve the memory by placing at the disposition of young Africans the elements for reappropriating their culture and society.
"La littérature d'enfance et de jeunesse d'Ahmadou Kourouma,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 59
, Article 10.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol59/iss1/10