Jean-Baptiste Abessolo

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Jean-Baptiste Nguema Abessolo, also seen as J.-B. Abessolo-Nguema, (born 15 February 1932) is an educator and writer of Gabon.

Born at Oyem, he was educated there and at Libreville, then studied educational administration at École des Cadres Superieures in Brazzaville and the École Normale Supérieure at Mouyondzi.

He was a school administrator and inspector of primary schools from 1952 to 1982, interrupted only by a year in Paris (1960–61). In December 1982 he became director-general of the International Center for Bantu Civilizations in Libreville.

Abessole has published a number of short stories in both Gabon and France.

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  • David E. Gardinier, Historical Dictionary of Gabon, 2nd ed. (The Scarecrow Press, 1994) p. 31