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#WITMonth is 50 days away, so... it's time for another 50 day countdown!

Every day for the next 50, I'll be spotlighting one woman writer from around the world who maybe hasn't gotten much international attention... and maybe hasn't even been translated.

50 Days Until #WITMonth: Léonora Miano is a multi-award-winning Cameroonian-French writer. Some of her books have been translated into English - Season of the Shadow (tr. Gila Walker) and Dark Heart of the Night (tr. Tamsin Black) - however the vast majority remain untranslated. Image
49 Days Until #WITMonth: Emmelie Prophète is a Haitian poet and novelist, who won the Prix littéraire des Caraïbes for her novel Testament des Solitudes. Her works are not currently available in any English translation. Image
48 Days Until #WITMonth: Bessora is a Belgian-Swiss multi-award-winning writer. Her graphic novel Alpha (illust. Barroux and trans. Sarah Ardizzone) is available in English translation and won an @englishpen award, the @GlobalLitinLibs translated YA award, and more. Image
47 Days Until #WITMonth: Thi Mar Win is a Burmese poet. Several of her poems have been translated into English by Kenneth Wong, with a few available through Poetry International (@poetry_int).

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46 Days Until #WITMonth: Maria Celestina Fernandes is an Angolan author with a large body of award-winning Portuguese-language children's books, as well as other publications. None of her works appear to have been translated into English.

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45 Days Until #WITMonth: Igiaba Scego is an Italian writer, whose works are often influenced by her own cross-cultural Italian-Somali experiences. Two of her books have been translated into English: Adua (tr. Jamie Richards) and Beyond Babylon (tr. Aaron Robertson). Image
44 Days Until #WITMonth: Chantal Spitz is French Polynesian writer. One of too few Pacific novelists in translation and the first published Mā’ohi writer, Spitz's 1991 debut novel Island of Shattered Dreams was translated into English in 2007 by Jean Anderson. Image
43 Days Until #WITMonth: Lucie Julia is a writer from Guadeloupe who has published works in both French and Antillean Creole. Despite a prolific and award-winning career since 1982, none of her works appear to be available in English translation.

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42 Days Until #WITMonth: Fadhila Bechar is a Tamazight/Berber-language writer from Algeria. A few of her poems were recently featured in @MPTmagazine, translated by Victoria Adukwei Bulley (@victoriaadukwei).

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41 Days Until #WITMonth: Ribka Sibhatu is an Eritrean and Italian-based author who writes in both Tigrinya and self-translates into Italian. You can check out her poems via @PoetryTranslate (tr. André Naffis-Sahely):

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40 Days Until #WITMonth: Irma Pineda is a bilingual Isthmus Zapotec-Spanish language poet from Mexico. Her poems have been featured in English translation by @CATranslation and @worldlittoday, though none of her full-length books appear to be available in English. Image
39 Days Until #WITMonth: Conceição Lima is a poet from São Tomé Island, with several published poetry collections. Some of her poems have been featured in such publications as @wwborders and @worldlittoday, however none of her books are currently available in English translation. Image
38 Days Until #WITMonth: Béatrice Lalinon Gbado is a Beninese children's book writer and publisher, with dozens of publications to her name. One has been translated into English and is currently available as an eBook: Beautiful Debo, illustrated by Ponce E. Kokou Zannou, tr. ? Image
37 Days Until #WITMonth: Aminata Sow Fall is an award-winning writer from Senegal who has been publishing since the 1970s. Her novella The Beggar's Strike was translated into English by Dorothy Blair in 1986. It is no longer in print and is virtually unavailable for purchase. Image
36 Days Until #WITMonth: Marie-Andrée Gill is an Ilnu and Québécois poet and writer. Her books have been finalists for different Canadian book awards, however her full length works are not yet available in English translation.

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35 Days Until #WITMonth: Agnès Agboton is a Beninese and Catalonian writer who writes in Spanish and Gun, with poems recently featured in New Daughters of Africa (tr. @lawrenceschimel). Her full-length books are not available in English.

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34 Days Until #WITMonth: Salma Khalil Alio is a Chadian writer and artist. She has published a poetry collection as well as several graphic works and comics (some of which are available online), while supporting art more broadly. Her work is not available in English translation. Image
33 Days Until #WITMonth: Monique Ilboudo is an award-winning Burkinabé novelist, poet, and essayist. While some of her poems were featured in the anthology A Rain of Words, none of her full-length works are currently available in English translation. Image
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