See also

Family of Akhmed OUNFANA and Gabrielle SHORTLAND

Husband: Akhmed OUNFANA (1952-2011)
Wife: Gabrielle SHORTLAND (1948- )
Children: Adam SHORTLAND-AKHMED (1985- )
Aghali SHORTLAND-AKHMED (1987- )
Status: Divorced
Marriage 25 May 1984

Husband: Akhmed OUNFANA

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Akhmed OUNFANA, 1985, age 33

Name: Akhmed OUNFANA
Sex: Male
Father: Ounfana ( - )
Mother: Tuomo ( - )
Birth 1952 Aïr Mountains, Agades, Republique du Niger
Religion Islam
Group/Caste Membership Tuareg, Kel Air confederation
Occupation Pastoralist & Mechanic
National or Tribal Origin Niger
Death 2011 (age 58-59) Niger

Wife: Gabrielle SHORTLAND

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Gabrielle SHORTLAND, 1998, age 50

Name: Gabrielle SHORTLAND
Sex: Female
Father: Richard Francis SHORTLAND (1914-1979)
Mother: Julia Christina O'BRIEN (1921-2013)
Birth 28 Feb 1948 Cork City, Ireland
Religion Roman Catholic
Residence btw 1948 and 1950 (age 0-2) Maymount, Friars' Walk, Cork, Ireland
Residence frm 1950 to 1959 (age 1-11) Bantry, Co Cork
Residence frm 1959 to 1971 (age 10-23) Bandon, Co Cork
Education frm 1966 to 1971 (age 17-23) -; University College Cork
Residence frm 1971 to 1973 (age 22-25) Lee Road, Cork, Ireland
Residence frm 1973 to 1974 (age 24-26) Leeds, UK
Occupation frm 1973 to 1982 (age 24-34) University Lecturer in Ireland, UK and Nigeria
Residence frm 1974 to 1982 (age 25-34) Zaria, Nigeria
Residence frm 1982 to 1990 (age 33-42) Niamey, Republique du Niger
Residence frm 1990 to 1992 (age 41-44) Mayfield, Cork, Ireland
Residence frm 1992 to 1998 (age 43-50) Ballincollig, Co Cork
Occupation frm 1995 (age 46-47) Best Selling Author
She is the author of five critically acclaimed novels. "Mind That 'Tis My Brother" and "Turtles All The Way Down" are comedies set in Cork. "Polygamy", "Harmattan" and the most recent, "Rough Rides In Dry Places" are set in Africa - the latter again a comedy.
Occupation frm 1998 (age 49-50) Literary Editor; Poolbeg Publishing, Dublin, Ireland
Residence frm 1998 (age 49-50) Knocknagree, Co Cork, Ireland
(On top of a mountain)
Occupation frm 2002 (age 53-54) Successful Playwrite and Author
National or Tribal Origin Irish
Child Count 3
Marriage Count 2

Child 1: Adam SHORTLAND-AKHMED

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Adam SHORTLAND-AKHMED, 2004, age 19

Name: Adam SHORTLAND-AKHMED
Sex: Male
Birth 19 Feb 1985 Niamey, Republique du Niger
Baptism 1990 (age 4-5) Mayfield, Cork, Ireland
Religion Roman Catholic
Occupation Student

Child 2: Aghali SHORTLAND-AKHMED

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Aghali SHORTLAND-AKHMED, c. 1994, age 7

Name: Aghali SHORTLAND-AKHMED
Sex: Male
Birth 26 Jan 1987 Niamey, Republique du Niger
Baptism 1990 (age 2-3) Mayfield, Cork, Ireland
Religion Roman Catholic
Occupation Student

Note on Husband: Akhmed OUNFANA

Nomadic Tuareg of Sahara.

Resident in Niger. Lived in Zaria, Nigeria, in the 1980s when droughts ravaged Saharan Niger.

 

KANI:

Our marriage: 25 May 1984

 

Birth date: around 1952

Place: Abalama, Air, Agades

Father: Ounfana

Mother: Toumo

Profession: Pastoralist & Mechanic

 

Sister: Raechitu (born around 1947?) Air, Agades

Brother: Ibrahim (born around 1942?) Air, Agades

Profession: ex-Garde Nationale (desert policeman)

Sister: Unknown (born around 1940?)

Note on Wife: Gabrielle SHORTLAND

Gaye was born in Cork and has taught English literature in UniversityCollege Cork, The University of Leeds, Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria Nigeria, and the Universite du Niamey in Niger. She also taught English as a foreign language (TEFL) at the American Cultural Center in Niamey.

 

Returning with her Tuareg husband and family to Ireland in the early '90's she recommenced her TEFL teaching career with University College Cork for two years before taking up the position of Editor with Poolbeg Press in Dublin.

 

She is the author of five critically acclaimed novels. "Mind That 'Tis My Brother" and "Turtles All The Way Down" are comedies set in Cork."Polygamy", "Harmattan" and the most recent, "Rough Rides In Dry Places" are set in Africa - the latter again a comedy.

 

Through all this literary success, Gaye dreams of opening a refuge centre for dogs.