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Kafando, Lamoussa Théodore

La femme de mon père n’est pas ma mere

My Father’s Wife Is Not My Mother


Théâtre contemporain series. Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire: Edilis, 1995. 64 p. ISBN 2-909238-33-4. Ages 8 and up.


Language: French


Publisher: Edilis (Editions Livre Sud)


Commentary
Oumarou is persuaded by his second wife to chase his first wife and his father from home; however, everything ends happily thanks to the intervention of Oumarou’s son. The lively style and tasteful language of this dynamic play reveal the difficulties of living in a polygamous household, and advise harmony and understanding among family members (and the prevention of too frequent births). Written by a well-known author from Burkina Faso, this is one of the few plays for children in French-speaking Africa.

 

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