It has been a horrible last few days with the deaths of Isaïe Biton Koulibaly, Wilbur Smith, and Mahmoud El Lozy.

Isaïe Biton Koulibaly

Isaïe Biton Koulibaly
Isaïe Biton Koulibaly

Isaie Biton Koulibaly was a novelist and short story writer born on June 7, 1949 in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. Koulibaly who was one of the most widely read authors in the West African nation, specialising in genre literature (fantasy, romance, etc.).

His novels included Ma joie en Lui, (1977); Le sang, l’amour et la puissance (1989); Sur le chemin de la gloire (1999); Merci l’artiste (1999) which won Prix Nyonda 2001 des lycées du Gabon; Et pourtant, elle pleurait which won Prix Yambo Ouelogueum 2008 (2005); La bête noire, (2007); Christine (2008); Le jour de demain, sous presse (2012); La parenthèse délicieuse (2012); and Les désœuvrés du crépuscule (2012). He also wrote numerous titles in Children’s literature, essays, and many other areas.

Koulibaly died in Abidjan on November 10, 2021.

Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith
Wilbur Smith

South African novelist Wilbur Smith was born in Zambia on January 9, 1933. His work specialised in historical fiction about international involvement in Southern Africa across four centuries, seen from the viewpoints of both black and white families. His first book 1964 When the Lion Feeds on the 1860s–1890s Anglo-Zulu War led him to international fame. He went on to publish 35 novels which sold more than 140 million copies.

In 2015, the writer under the Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation announced the literary prizes, The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize and The Author of Tomorrow Award.

An announcement on his official website stated that he passed away in Cape Town, South Africa on November 13, 2021

Mahmoud El Lozy

Mahmoud El Lozy
Mahmoud El Lozy

Theater director and professor of directing at the American University in Cairo Mahmoud El-Lawzy was born in Cairo, Egypt on September 9, 1958.

Among his works are a film microphone, film Treasure: Truth and Fiction, Exodus series, a love radio film, and a special series. Very.

He passed away on November 15, 2021.

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