Myriam Warner-Vieyra

Myriam Warner-Vieyra (born March 25, 1939) is a Guadeloupean-born writer.[1]

The daughter of Caribbean parents,[1] she was born Myriam Warner in Pointe-à-Pitre. She completed secondary school in Europe and moved to Dakar in Senegal.[2] She earned a diploma in library science at Cheikh Anta Diop University[1] and has worked for several years as a librarian.[2] In 1961, she married the film director Paulin Soumanou Vieyra.[3]

Several of her poems were published in the literary magazine Présence Africaine in 1976.[1] Her first novel, written in 1980, was Le Quimboiseur l'avait dit (As The Sorcerer Said), which is set in the Caribbean. Her second novel Juletane, published in 1982, is the story of a Caribbean woman who married a Senegalese man who, she discovers, is already married. This was followed by a collection of stories, Femmes échouées (Fallen women), in 1988.[2]


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Myriam Warner-Vieyra". Littérature orale et écrite des îliens. Lehman College.
  2. 1 2 3 Marshall, Bill (2005). France and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History : a Multidisciplinary Encyclopedia. Volume 2. pp. 1201–02. ISBN 1851094113.
  3. Boyce Davies, Carole Elizabeth (2008). Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture. p. 974. ISBN 1851097058.

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