Frédéric Bruly Bouabré
Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, AKA Cheik Nadro, was born in 1923 in Côte d'Ivoire, Africa. He was amongst the first Ivorians to be educated by the French colonial government. His drawings depict many different subjects, mostly drawn from local folklore with some from his own vision. Frédéric is of the Bété origin, a people who have an oral, unwritten language. He invented his alphabet starting from the Bété language. He considered the alphabet to be universal, but named it the “National Ivoryan alphabet”. He today lives in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
Excerpt from Gagarin, Seventh Edition (www.gagarin.be).
Frédéric Bruly Bouabré is featured in Edition: Out Of This World