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Since 2011 many books have been written on the recent Ivorian crisis questioning the dominant narrative. A small selection below. 

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Franco-Cameroonian historian and investigative journalist Charles Onana was the first researcher to publish a thorough analysis in November  2011 with Côte d'Ivoire, Le coup d'état followed in 2013 by France-Côte d'Ivoire, La Rupture, an investigation into the 2004 Bouaké affaire.  


Listen to an interview of Charles Onana on  Côte d'Ivoire, Le coup d'état here:

Part I  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42p8Vwl9NQY

Part   II    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqqcXf38KTg     

French journalist Fanny Pigeaud published this detailed history of the post-election crisis in Côte d'Ivoire in 2015. In 2017 she revealed the Ocampo leaks in French newspaper Médiapart which exposed French diplomacy's use of lawfare in Côte d'Ivoire via the International Criminal Court. She also published a book recently on the French-African monetary system CFA franc whose Italian translation she presented in Rome in May 2019. Watch the video of book presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe2yao9j3Dg

Testimonies of Ivorians 

Franco-Cameroonian journalist Théophile Kouamouo found himself at age 27 working as a stringer in Abidjan for the world-wide acclaimed French newspaper Le Monde. In 2002, sick of seeing that his articles were changed at LeMonde headquarters in Paris and did not correspond to what he witnessed on the ground, Kouamouo quit his job with Le Monde and went on to set up his own newspaper. Here him speak about his experience in a video portrait : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgWBxL9fBmo  

Journalist and author Grégory Protche started off writing for the music and hip-hop press (Get Busy, The Poster, Radikal, 5Styles) as well as  Liberation, Art Press, DS, Blast, The Medina, The notebooks of the football, The Sun). In 2004, he founded with Karim Boukercha the newspaper Tant pis pour vous. In 2005, he joined the legendary African satirical Le Gri-Gri International where he became the editor in 2006.Protsche followed closely the events in Côte d'Ivoire. Listen to him as he talks of the special edition of the Gri Gri Internationale dedicated to the 2011 Ivorian regime change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgloGnG3QG0&feature=emb_title

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© Nicoletta Fagiolo