Nazi Boni (December 31, 1909, in Bwan,
Upper Senegal and Niger
Upper Senegal and Niger – May
16, 1969, in Kokologho, Upper Volta) was a politician from Upper Volta
(now Burkina Faso). In 1948 Boni was elected to the French National
Assembly on behalf of the
Voltaic Union (UV), and was re-elected in
1951 running on the Economic and Social Action in the Interests of
Upper Volta list, although he remained a UV member. In 1955 Boni
African Popular Movement
African Popular Movement (MPA) after a split from the
UV. In January 1957, Boni's MPA took part in the founding of the
African Convention, a pan-African party that later merged into the
African Regroupment Party.
From December 1957 to February 1958 Boni served as President of the
Territorial Assembly. In 1959 he founded a new party, the
Republican Party for Liberty, in opposition to the attempts to make
Upper Volta a one-party state under the Voltaic Democratic Union. Boni
was forced into exile in Dakar, Senegal.
In 1962, Boni wrote a novel, Le Crépuscule des temps anciens (The
Twilight of the Bygone Days), which explored the precolonial existence
Bwa people and the Volta-Bani War.
^ a b Englebert, Pierre. La Revolution Burkinabè. Paris: L'Harmattan,
^ Zuccarelli, François. La vie politique sénégalaise (1940-1988).
Paris: CHEAM, 1988.
^ Official website of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso
^ Gikandi, Simon; Michel Tinguiri (2003). Encyclopedia of African
literature. Taylor & Francis. p. 102.
page on the
French National Assembly
French National Assembly website
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