Koffi Kwahulé is a playwright and novelist originally from Abengourou (Ivory Coast). He studied at the Institut national des arts in Abidjan, at the École de la rue Blanche in Paris, as well as at the Sorbonne nouvelle where he earned his Ph.D. in theatre studies. He is the recipient of the Grand prix International des dramaturgies du Monde (RFI/ACCT), the Prix SACD-RFI 94 and the Journées d'Auteurs du Théâtre des Célestins de Lyon. Recent productions include Jaz (Teatro del Fontanone, Rome), Bintou (Théâtre Océan Nord, Brussels), "P'tite-Souillure" (DISK, Prague), "La Dame du café d'en face" (Zuidpool Theater, Anvers), "Big Shoot" (Verse Waar Festival, Chassé Theater, Breda and Théâtre Denise-Pelletier, Montreal) and Blue-S-cat (Chapelle du Verbe incarné, Avignon). His plays have been produced internationally and translated into several languages and his first novel, "Babyface", recently won the Grand Prix Ahmadou Kourouma and the Grand Prix Ivoirien des Lettres.
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