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Abdourahman Waberi


Abdourahman Waberi was born in Djibouti City in 1965 in what was then French Somaliland. He left the country in 1985 to study English at the Universities of Caen and Dijon. He has spent most of his adult life in France but is currently Donald and Susan Newhouse Humanities Fellow at Wellesley College, USA. He has written novels, poetry, short stories and a book on the Rwandan genocide.

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1994 Pays sans ombre (The Land Without Shadows) (stories)
1997 L’oeil nomade (stories)
1998 Balbala [Balbala] (novel)
1999 Cahier nomade (stories)
2000 Les Nomades, mes frères, vont boire à la Grande Course (The Nomads, My Brothers, Go Out to Drink from the Big Dipper) (poetry)
2001 Rift, routes, rails (stories)
2001 Transit (Transit) (novel)
2002 Bouh et la vache magique (children’s)
2004 Moisson de crânes (Harvest of Skulls) (novel)
2006 Aux États-Unis d’Afrique (In the United States of Africa) (novel)
2009 Passage des larmes (Passage of Tears) (novel)
2015 La Divine Chanson (novel)
2016 Mon nom est aube (Naming the Dawn) (poetry)
2019 Pourquoi tu danses quand tu marches? (Why Do You Dance When You Walk?) (novel)
2019 Dictionnaire enjoué des cultures africaines (with Alain Mabanckou)