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Zongo, Norbert

LC control no.n 88043244
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LC classificationPQ3989.2.Z587
Personal name headingZongo, Norbert
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LocatedBurkina Faso
Birth date1949-07-31
Death date1998-12-13
Place of birthKoudougou (Boulkiemdé, Burkina Faso)
Place of deathBurkina Faso
AffiliationUniversité d'Abidjan L'Observatoire International (Firm : New York, N.Y.)
Mossi (African people)
Profession or occupationJournalists Novelists
Found inHis Le parachutage, 1988?: t.p. (Norbert Zongo)
The parachute drop, 2004: ECIP t.p. (Norbert Zongo) data view (journalist from Burkina Faso; d. 1998)
Dictionary of African Biography, accessed April 23, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Zongo, Norbert; print journalist, fiction writer, murder victim; born 31 July, 1949 in Koudougou region, Burkina Faso; ethnical group Mossi, known to be Gnougnoossi (or “Tingin-Bissi,” literally “the sons of the earth”), the original inhabitants of Ouagadougou; enrolled at Université d'Abidjan, Ivory Coast, was expelled for oppositional political views; studied law in Cameroon; contributed to newspaper La voix du cours normal; was a freelance writer for L'Observateur, La clé; founded investigative weekly journal on political, economic, and social issues L'Indépendant, Burkina Faso; criticized obvious instances of corruption in regime, human rights abuses, political executions with impunity; was killed with three traveling companions (1998); Commission d'enquête indépendante (CEI) appointed to investigate the crime, verified the involvement of the presidential guard but the regime called it "a tragic accident"; his novels were reissued in France and the United States; died 13 December, 1998 in Burkina Faso)