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Yambo Ouologuem

1940 - 2017

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Yambo Ouologuem (August 22, 1940 – October 14, 2017) was a Malian writer. His first novel, Le devoir de violence (English: Bound to Violence, 1968), won the Prix Renaudot. He later published Lettre à la France nègre (1969), and Les mille et une bibles du sexe (1969) under the pseudonym Utto Rodolph. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yambo Ouologuem has received more than 60,129 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Yambo Ouologuem is the 4,674th most popular writer, the 23rd most popular biography from Mali and the 2nd most popular Malian Writer.

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  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.77

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  • 3.18

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Yambo Ouologuem ranks 4,674 out of 5,755Before him are Fritz von Unruh, John Lyly, Oskar Pastior, Helen Fielding, Jan Kjærstad, and Nigâr Hanım. After him are Jean Aicard, Jacques Audiberti, Muriel Barbery, Hans von Rosen, Ramón de Campoamor y Campoosorio, and Mathurin Régnier.

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Among people born in 1940, Yambo Ouologuem ranks 360Before him are Padma Sachdev, Jean-Paul Proust, Lorella De Luca, John Warnock, Russell Banks, and Ole Ernst. After him are Jean-Claude Andruet, Reinhard Furrer, Rex Cawley, Chuck Mangione, Daniel Quillen, and David Peoples. Among people deceased in 2017, Yambo Ouologuem ranks 336Before him are Robert Guillaume, Danuta Szaflarska, Roy Dotrice, Josef Musil, Míriam Colón, and Ely Ould Mohamed Vall. After him are Lola Albright, Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, Károly Makk, Kim Joo-hyuk, Armand Gatti, and Fernando Birri.

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In Mali

Among people born in Mali, Yambo Ouologuem ranks 23 out of 62Before him are Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé (1948), Boubacar Traoré (1942), Jean Zerbo (1943), Seydou Keita (1980), Modibo Keita (1942), and Souleymane Cissé (1940). After him are Malick Sidibé (1935), Choguel Kokalla Maïga (1958), Moctar Ouane (1955), Mahamadou Diarra (1981), Toumani Diabaté (1965), and Soumaïla Cissé (1949).

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Among WRITERS In Mali

Among writers born in Mali, Yambo Ouologuem ranks 2Before him are Amadou Hampâté Bâ (1900).