Gilles Dossou-Gouin (1957-2016) was born in Benin and identifies himself as belonging to the ethnic group Fon. He studied the humanities, theology and philosophy as a Séminariste among the Catholic monks. He also attended the International School of Detectives and Experts.
His first novel, published in 1996 was entitled God's Symbolism and the Imaginary. The book was a critical, socio-political satire and received nation-wide attention. In 1997 the controversy surrounding it forced Gilles Dossou-Gouin to flee to Senegal, where he lived in exile. His second novel The Black Cry of the Negro was published in 2003 with the help of UNESCO. Gilles Dossou-Gouin is an activist and writes articles to promote Human Rights, and the Rights of Women and Children. He was the guest writer in Molde City of Refuge from 2005 to 2007.
- 2014: En annet blikk Avec le poème: Påske (Pâques). (CD).
- 2014: Dans cet Archipel, ruisseau nouveau de la Francophonie (poem). Montréal, Canada.
- 2013: Tunger nøkler rasler. Communicatio Trondheim.
- 2012: De la Wallonie à la Francophonie. (Poem) - Canada, Quebec.
- 2012: Quand les larmes murmurent la parole...suivi de....L'hippocampe (poem). Canada, Québec.
- 2012: Contribution to the anthology: Under the same sky. Norwegian PEN
- 2010: Veøya, une rencontre de foi avec l’Europe. Poésie (poem). Canada, Québec.
- 2010: La liberté d'expression dans la tradition des peuples noirs. Canada, Québec
- 2010: En fremmed i Hustavika (Poem). Cappelen-Damm, Oslo.
- 2008 : Å Bestå (Subsister). IKH with Molde Kommune.
- 2008: Contribution to the anthology: De stemmeløses røst (La voix des sans-voix) Cappellen, Oslo.
- 2003: Le Cri Noir du Nègre (Poem- Unesco)
- 1996: L’imaginaire et le symbolisme de Dieu (Novel). La Pensée Universelle i Paris, France. Epuisé.