Name: Simone Kaya
From: Ivory Coast
Simone Kaya is a social worker, nurse, and writer who was born and resides in Ivory Coast. Growing up in 1940s Abidjan, Kaya was not supposed to receive an education other than how to take care of whatever guy she’d have to marry.
Remember the part in Beauty and the Beast where Gaston says it’s not right for a woman to read? “Soon she starts getting ideas, and thinking.” Well, that was basically the argument her father’s friends made against the idea of Kaya’s education: “If we educate them, they will refuse to crush the foutou and the millet.Read More