Tannella Boni born 1954 (if we are to believe Wikipedia this days..lol) is an Ivorian poet but most importantly novelist of note who was born in Abidjan but did her advanced studies in France. She became a professor of philosophy at the University of Abidjan where she also writes poems, novels, short stories and the like.
She was instrumental to organizing the Abidjan’s International Poetry Festival (1998 – 2002). In 2005, she received the Ahmadou Kourouma Prize for her novel Matins de couvre-feu.
Find out more about her here but first brush up your rusty ‘French’..Lol