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us: Zongo, Norbert

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1949-07-31
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1998-12-13
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Koudougou (Boulkiemdé, Burkina Faso)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Burkina Faso
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Burkina Faso
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Université d'Abidjan
        • Organization: (naf) L'Observatoire International (Firm : New York, N.Y.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (lcsh) Mossi (African people)
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        (lcsh) Journalists
          (lcsh) Novelists
      • Sources

        • found: His Le parachutage, 1988?: t.p. (Norbert Zongo)
        • found: The parachute drop, 2004: ECIP t.p. (Norbert Zongo) data view (journalist from Burkina Faso; d. 1998)
        • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed April 23, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Zongo, Norbert; print journalist, fiction writer, murder victim; born 31 July, 1949 in Koudougou region, Burkina Faso; ethnical group Mossi, known to be Gnougnoossi (or “Tingin-Bissi,” literally “the sons of the earth”), the original inhabitants of Ouagadougou; enrolled at Universitڳe d'Abidjan, Ivory Coast, was expelled for oppositional political views; studied law in Cameroon; contributed to newspaper La voix du cours normal; was a freelance writer for L'Observateur, La clڳe; founded investigative weekly journal on political, economic, and social issues L'Indڳependant, Burkina Faso; criticized obvious instances of corruption in regime, human rights abuses, political executions with impunity; was killed with three traveling companions (1998); Commission d'enquڴete indڳependante (CEI) appointed to investigate the crime, verified the involvement of the presidential guard but the regime called it "a tragic accident"; his novels were reissued in France and the United States; died 13 December, 1998 in Burkina Faso)
      • LC Classification

        • PQ3989.2.Z587
      • Change Notes

        • 1989-11-06: new
        • 2015-09-02: revised
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