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African studies educator

Simon Paul Xavier Battestini, French African studies educator. Member of Modern Language Association, Association de Literature Africaine, African Literature Association, African Studies Association.

Background

Battestini, Simon Paul Xavier was born on May 24, 1931 in Versailles, France. Arrived in United States, 1983. Son of Pierre and Madeleine (Galgani) Battestini.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Sorbonne, Paris, 1980.

Career

Teacher French Ministry Education, Pellal, Yambering, French Ministry Education, Dalaba, Guinea, Rufisque, Senegal, 1954—1958, 1958—1967. Senior lecturer University Ibadan, Nigeria, 1967—1969, University Calabar, Nigeria, 1979—1983. Associate professor Georgetown University, Washington, since 1983.

Served with French Signal Corps, 1951-1952.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author (editor): Classiques du Monde: Litterature Africaine, 1964-1972.

Membership

Member of Modern Language Association, Association de Literature Africaine, African Literature Association, African Studies Association.

Connections

Married Rosalind Hackett, January 23, 1984.

father:
Pierre Battestini

mother:
Madeleine (Galgani) Battestini

spouse:
Rosalind Hackett