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us: Sony Lab'Ou Tansi

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    • us: Lab'Ou Tansi, Sony
    • us: Sony, Labou Tansi
    • us: Sony, Marcel
    • us: Tansi, M. S. L. (Marcel Sony Labou)
    • us: Tansi, Marcel Sony Labou
    • us: Tansi, Sony Lab'Ou
    • us: Tsoni, Marcel
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        (naf) Congo (Democratic Republic)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Congo (Brazzaville)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Collège Tchicaya-Pierre
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Rocado Zulu Théâtre
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        (lcsh) Novelists
          (lcsh) Dramatists
            (lcsh) Poets
              (lcsh) English teachers
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          • Sources

            • found: His Conscience de tracteur, 1979: t.p. (SONY Lab'Ou Tansi) p. 4 of cover (SONY Lab'ou Tansi, b. 1950 in Congo)
            • found: His La vie et demie, 1979: t.p. (Sony Labou Tansi) p. 4 of cover (b. 6/5/47 in Brazzaville)
            • found: Mérand, P. Guide de la litt. africaine de langue fran., c1979 (SONY Lab'ou Tansi; from Congo)
            • found: Afrikanische Schriftsteller im Gespräch, 1983: p. 119 (Sony, Labou Tansi)
            • found: 'Den Kongo schreiben', 2000: t.p. (Sony Labou Tansi) p. 61 (b. as Sony Marcel, July 3, 1947, in the Belgian Congo) p. 74 (d. June 14, 1995)
            • found: Africultures website, viewed May 29, 2015 (Sony LABOU TANSI; République du Congo; born Marcel Ntsoni; Congolese novelist, short-story writer, playwright, and poet; b. July 5, 1947 (or, June 5, 1947) in Kimwanza (Kimwaanza), just south of Kinshasa; originally educated in Kikongo, began speaking French at age 12 when his family moved to Congo-Brazzaville; in 1971 adopted pen name "Sony La'bou Tansi" as a tribute to Tchicaya U Tam'si; former Engish professor at Collège Tchicaya-Pierre in Pointe-Noire, from 1979 seen as a leader of a new generation of francophone African authors, for his novels and theater; he founded (1979) and directed Rocado Zulu Théâtre in Brazzaville, which toured internationally; later served as administrator in several ministries in Brazzaville; cofounded the Congolese Movement for Democracy and Integral Development (MCDD), a political party opposed to Pres. Denis Sassou Nguesso and his Congolese Labour Party)
            • found: New York Times, M.S.L. Tansi, 48, Congo novelist known for bitter colonial satire, June 16, 1995, viewed online May 29, 2015 (Marcel Sony Labou Tansi; Mr. Tansi; d. Wednesday [June 14] in Foufoundou, a remote village in the Congo countryside where he had gone for treatment of AIDS)
            • notfound: Baratte-Eno Belinga, T. Bibl. des auteurs africains de langue fran., 4. éd., 1979.
          • LC Classification

            • PQ3989.2.S64
          • Change Notes

            • 1981-05-18: new
            • 2015-05-30: revised
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