Sony Lab'ou Tansi

1947 - 1995

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Sony Lab'ou Tansi (5 July 1947 – 14 June 1995), born Marcel Ntsoni, was a Congolese novelist, short-story writer, playwright, and poet in French language. Though he was only 47 when he died, Tansi remains one of the most prolific African writers and the most internationally renowned practitioner of the "New African Writing." His novel The Antipeople won the Grand Prix Littéraire d'Afrique Noire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sony Lab'ou Tansi has received more than 28,010 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Sony Lab'ou Tansi is the 5,047th most popular writer (down from 4,320th in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from Democratic Republic of the Congo (down from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Congolese Writer.

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Among writers, Sony Lab'ou Tansi ranks 5,047 out of 5,794Before her are Tony Kushner, Pavel Antokolsky, Lucía Etxebarría, María Dueñas, Banjo Paterson, and Robert Cormier. After her are François Nourissier, Walker Percy, Thomas Lodge, Zitkala-Sa, Amira Hass, and Mike Godwin.

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Among people born in 1947, Sony Lab'ou Tansi ranks 557Before her are Claudio Sala, Alexei Ulanov, Dominique Baudis, Charles Rabemananjara, Richard Lewis, and Mary L. Cleave. After her are Stuart Baird, Clemente Mastella, Ilona Gusenbauer, Navin Ramgoolam, Onny Parun, and Rupert Holmes. Among people deceased in 1995, Sony Lab'ou Tansi ranks 235Before her are Joe Slovo, George Abbott, Hansa Jivraj Mehta, Iqbal Masih, Red Amick, and Patsy Ruth Miller. After her are Sergei Grinkov, Terry Southern, Genevieve Tobin, Peter Cook, Dorothy Poynton-Hill, and Art Mollner.

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In Democratic Republic of the Congo

Among people born in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sony Lab'ou Tansi ranks 27 out of 68Before her are Steve Mandanda (1985), Koffi Olomide (1956), Jean-Pierre Bemba (1962), José Bosingwa (1982), Mbo Mpenza (1976), and Maître Gims (1986). After her are Laurent Nkunda (1967), Blaise Nkufo (1975), Cécile Kyenge (1964), Adolphe Muzito (1957), Mohombi (1986), and Bruno Tshibala (1956).

Among WRITERS In Democratic Republic of the Congo

Among writers born in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sony Lab'ou Tansi ranks 1