Léonora Miano

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Léonora Miano in March 2010

Léonora Miano (born 1973, in Douala) is a Cameroonian author. She has lived in France since 1991.[1]

She criticized the foreword added to the English translation of her 2005 first novel, Dark Heart of the Night, calling it "full of lies";[2][3] in 2012 Zukiswa Wanner, however, based on reading Dark Heart of the Night rated Miano as one of her top five African writers (alongside H. J. Golakai, Ondjaki, Chika Unigwe and Thando Mgqolozana), describing her work as "brilliant".[4]




  1. ^ "Léonora Miano - Evene". Evene.fr. 2013-05-05. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  2. ^ Lea, Richard (2010-03-18). "Léonora Miano's retrograde foreword". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  3. ^ "Camerounian Novelist Léonora Miano Blasts Her American Publishers - Dibussi Tande: Scribbles from the Den". Dibussi.com. 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  4. ^ Zukiswa Wanner, "Zukiswa Wanner's top five African writers", The Guardian, 6 September 2012.

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