Aleth Félix-Tchicaya

Aleth Félix-Tchicaya (born 1955) is a writer and development worker from the Republic of the Congo, who founded the charity 'Les enfants d'Aleth' which addresses child homelessness.

Aleth Félix-Tchicaya
OccupationCharity worker; writer
NationalityRepublic of the Congo
EducationUniversite libre de Bruxelles
GenreAutobiography; fiction
RelativesJean Félix-Tchicaya

Yvonne Félix-Tchicaya

Tchicaya U Tam'si


Félix-Tchicaya was born in 1955 in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.[1][2] Her mother, Yvonne Félix-Tchicaya, was a government advisor and was the daughter of Jean Félix-Tchicaya, who was in 1955 the first Congolese parliamentarian to be elected to the French Constituent Assembly. Her uncle is the poet Tchicaya U Tam'si.[3] She emigrated to France aged 10, in order to continue her secondary school education. She studied Political Science and International Relations at the Université libre de Bruxelles. She went on to specialize in international development and is a Belgian citizen.[citation needed]

In 1982, after graduation, until 1987, Félix-Tchicaya worked at the Congolese Ministry of Cooperation and Development.[4] During the 1990s, she lived in Dakar, Senegal, and worked as a trade consultant to the government of the Republic of the Congo.[4] In 2007 she established the charity 'Les enfants d'Aleth'.[4] At the time she was being treated for breast cancer.[5]

Félix-Tchicaya has written two books: Lumière de femme is a novel about a young woman finding her place in Congolese society and draws on the authors life; Les mamelons de Jaman is the first volume of her autobiography.[6]

Literary receptionEdit

Félix-Tchicaya's literary work is seen as part of a canon of post-colonial Congolese novels,[7][8] which address politics and corruption.[9] Another important theme in her books is the role of women in the Congolese diaspora.[10]



  • Lumière de femme Paris: Hatier, col. Monde Noir, 2003.[11]
  • Les mamelons de Jaman Nantes: Editions Amalthée, 2010.[12]


  1. ^ "Aleth Felix-Tchicaya". Retrieved 2021-02-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Aleth Felix Tchicaya: Les Enfants d'Aleth AISBL". Retrieved 2021-02-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Jecmaus. "(Congo-Brazzaville) Contre l'usurpation : Lettre ouverte d'Yvonne Félix-Tchicaya". Club de Mediapart (in French). Retrieved 2021-02-23.
  4. ^ a b c "Aleth Felix-Tchicaya". Retrieved 2021-02-23.
  5. ^ a b c "NAPW Inducts Aleth Felix-Tchicaya, Founder / President, Les Enfants D'Aleth, USA, Inc., Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle". PRWeb. Retrieved 2021-02-23.
  6. ^ "Trouver sa Lumière de femme". Retrieved 2021-02-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ Tam’Si, Tchicaya U. "Les indigènes évolués dans l’œuvre romanesque de." Thesis.
  8. ^ Thomas, Dominic Richard David; Thomas, Madeleine L. Letessier Professor of French and Francophone Studies Dominic (2007). Black France: Colonialism, Immigration, and Transnationalism. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-21881-0.
  9. ^ Ranaivoson, Dominique (2006). "Par dessus mers et continents, sommes-nous " un " par la langue française?". Dalhousie French Studies. 74/75: 343–356. ISSN 0711-8813. JSTOR 40837734.
  10. ^ Kodia, Noel (2015). "La litterature du Congo-Brazzaville: du roman d'exil a l'exil du roman ; Literature from the Congo-Brazzaville: from the Literature of Exile to the Exile of Literature". Essays in French Literature and Culture.
  11. ^ Felix-Tchicaya, Aleth (2003). Lumière de femme : récit. Paris: Hatier. ISBN 2-7473-0345-4. OCLC 53144344.
  12. ^ Felix-Tchicaya, Aleth, ... (2010). Les mamelons de Jaman : récit autobiographique. Impr. Trèfle). Nantes: Éd. Amalthée. ISBN 978-2-310-00596-8. OCLC 762651901.