Tanella Boni


Tanella Boni is one of the most prominent figures in modern African literature. Boni’s 2004 novel Matins de couvre-feu received the Ahmadou Kourouma Prize. In 2009 she won the Antonio Viccaro International Poetry Prize. The poem here is from Là où il fait si clair en moi, winner of the 2018 Prix Théophile Gautier from the French Academy.