Bernadette Sanou Dao

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Bernadette Sanou Dao (born 25 February 1952 in Bamako, French Sudan) is a Burkinabé author and politician.[1] At age 11 her family returned to Upper Volta from Mali. She attended Kolog-Naba college in Ouagadougou and later Ohio University in the United States and the Sorbonne in Paris, France.[1] From 1986 to 1987 she was Burkina Faso's Minister for Culture. She currently lives in Ouagadougou.[1] She writes poetry, short-stories and children's stories.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Bernadette SANOU DAO". Reading Women Writers and African Literatures. University of Western Australia. 15 July 2003. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Houzelot, Françoise (3 May 2002). "Bernadette Sanou Dao (Burkina Faso)" (in French). Africultures. Retrieved 28 January 2010.