Houphouët-Boigny et sa portraiture contrastée chez Ahmadou Kourouma et Maurice Bandaman: une représentation caractéristique d’une fascination-répulsion singulière

Kouakou Léon Kobenan


The representation of Houphouët-Boigny, the first President of Côte d’Ivoire that most of the readers and literary critics retain generally from novels and words of Ahmadou Kourouma and Maurice Bandaman, two Ivorian novelists, is the one of bloodthirsty and lustfull dictator. The present article shows that contrary to this usual opinion, dissonant and extrafictional words, contribute to give of him a mixed image.


portrait, politics, satire, myth, Stockholm syndrome, heroisation.

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