Bernard Binlin Dadié (or sometimes Bernard Dadie) (born 1916 near Abidjan) is a prolific Ivorian novelist, playwright, poet, and ex-administrator. Among many other senior positions, starting in 1957, he held the post of Minister of Culture in the government of Côte d'Ivoire from 1977 to 1986.
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... Dadié is famous for his work "I Thank You, God" (translated here by Ibe Nwoga) "I thank you God for creating me black, For having made me the total of all sorrows, and set upon my head The World ...
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