Bernard Dadié 

Bernard Dadiê was an Ivorian novelist who also published poems, plays, and worked as an administrator. He died in 2019 and is remembered for his poetry collections in addition to his account of his time in prison, titled Carnets de prison, published in 1981. 

I Give You Thanks My God

‘I Give You Thanks My God’ by Bernard Dadié describes the nature of blackness and the speaker’s gratitude for the strength to carry the world. 

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