Couchoro invented onitsha style chapbooks during this

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Benin and Togo. Couchoro invented Onitsha-style chapbooks during this time. [3] In 1939, police harassment forced him to take refuge in Anecho in Togo. From 1939 to 1952, he worked as a business agent in Anecho and became a nationalist in the Committee of the Togolese Unit (CUT), Sylvanus Olympio 's party. [2] He began publishing books in serial form in the newspaper Togo-Presse , beginning with Amour de féticheuse in 1941. [4] He worked on the editorial team of several newspapers that advocated for decolonization. However, he soon became the target of police repression again. After a riot in Vogan in 1952, he escaped to Aflao , Ghana , to avoid being jailed. His business failed and he was frequently low on money in Ghana. [3] He returned to Togo in 1958 and found a job in Lomé . When Togo became independent in 1960, Couchoro was appointed an editor at Information Service. [3] He retired from this post in 1965, and died on 5 April 1968 in Lomé. Professor Martin Gbenouga, head of the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Lomé, said that Félix Couchoro "is an author sufficiently rich but not famous enough." [2] In 2015, more than eighty years after it was written, his second book Amour de Féticheuse was published. [5]
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