Manicom, Jacqueline (1938–1976)

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Manicom, Jacqueline (1938–1976)

Guadeloupean novelist and midwife. Born 1938 in Guadeloupe; died 1976.

Studied law and medicine and became midwife; with husband, founded Guadeloupe Association for Family Planning; led a movement to legalize abortion and was co-founder of Choisir (Choice); novels include Mon examen de blanc (My Exam in Whiteness, 1972) and La Graine: Journal d'une Sage-Femme (The Seed: The Diary of a Midwife, 1974).

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