Safia anh her youngest son
Through a competition that would take her to Ivory Coast she fell in love w/freedom, w /a society less rigid than hers, after high school she was granted a scholarship which would take her first to Dakar (yeahh) then to Ivory Coast once again..during those years she played w/her feminity, friendship, liberty of expression and fell madly in love w/Didier Otokore..
I have 2 say that even though the book didn't end w/her & Didier staying together I have a lot of respect for this man who loved her honored, helped her and treated her like a man should...According to her, years later toward the end of his professional player career , when he convinCed her to move to Ivory Coast..he changed & became conservative very very possible...u know African men...but nevertheless from reading the book it was really clear that she had other ambitions ..she wanted to move back to France... after everything she's been through during her childhood , her excision(which no woman should have 2 face), the rigid education given by her parents, the poverty, this is a woman who needs to feel free at all times...anywhoo there is a lot more to her story but in conclusion she now lives in France w/her 2 sons and is well respected political figure within the social party le PS.
I loved the book (she gives a lot of personal info regarding her fam' ect), will recomend it , have 1 lot of respect for this woman even though I find her 1 bit calculative..but I understand..."to kill or to be killed".mmmmm
Here's 1 video clip :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhBkezyl4WU
You can also buy the book here w/Amazon:http://www.amazon.fr/Safia-Un-conte-f%C3%A9es-r%C3%A9publicain/dp/2221103084