Abibatou Traoré is a Senegalese writer and a member of the "Eminent Minds" panel created by Secretary General Kofi Annan. This panel was created to make suggestions for the fundamental reformation of the United Nations as an institution. ...more on Wikipedia about "Abibatou Traoré"
Aminata Maïga Ka is a Senegalese writer born in 1940. She studied in several different nations, including the United States and France, before becoming a writer in the 1980s. Her first work was La Voie du Salut and later works include En votre nom et au mien. Her writings discuss the lives and victimization of African women. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aminata Maïga Ka"
Aminata Sow Fall is a Senegalese-born author. While her native language is Wolof, her books are written in French. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aminata Sow Fall"
Birago Diop ( 1906- 1989) was a Senegalese poet and storyteller. He studied veterinary medicine at the University of Toulouse, and worked as a veterinary surgeon for the French colonial government in several West African countries. Throughout his civil service career, he collected and reworked Wolof folktales, and also wrote poetry, memoirs, and a play. ...more on Wikipedia about "Birago Diop"
Boubacar Boris Diop (born 1946 in Dakar) is a Senegalese writer. His most recent work, Murambi, le livre des ossements (Murambi: The Book of Remains), describes a notorious massacre during the Rwandan genocide of 1994. He is also the founder of Sol, ...more on Wikipedia about "Boubacar Boris Diop"
Diana Mordasini is a writer and journalist born in Saint-Louis, Senegal. She studied classical literature at the Sorbonne and worked for a time in the fashion industry. She later became a columnist for a Milan based publishing house. She has lived in Switzerland for over 20 years. ...more on Wikipedia about "Diana Mordasini"
Fama Diagne Sène is a Senegalese writer born in 1969. She is associated with Thiès, Senegal where she teaches. Ken Bugul listed her among "illustrious women" in Senegalese literature. ** ...more on Wikipedia about "Fama Diagne Sène" shortopedia rocks.
Fatou Diome(born 1973) is a Senegalese author whose first novel, Le Ventre de l'Atlantique (The Belly of the Atlantic), became a bestseller in France. It concerns life of a Senegalese woman moving to France. She considers herself, and is considered by critics, to be part of the new generation giving women a greater voice in West African literature. She currently lives and studies in Strasbourg. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fatou Diome"
Jacqueline Fatima Bocoum is a writer from Senegal, writing in French. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jacqueline Fatima Bocoum"
Ken Bugul is a Senegalese novelist. She is known for her novel The Abandoned Baobob, which deals with and critiques African colonialism. As of late, her status among American intellectuals has diminished somewhat, as many feminists have critiqued her for marrying a holy man who already had over 20 wives. This is perhaps undeserved, and is a good example of ideologies clashing, as the criticism is the result of American feminists attempting to hold Bugul up to the standards of American feminism, which are worlds away from her Senegalese experience. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ken Bugul"
Khadidjatou Fall is a Senegalese author and former government minister who was born in 1948. She is generally called Khadi Fall. She came from an educated family who spoke the Wolof language. Thanks in part to their efforts she went to some of Senegal's finer schools which prepared her for study in Europe. She received her PhD from the University of Strasbourg and spent time in Germany in the 1990s. She is a Full Professor of German at the University of Dakar. ...more on Wikipedia about "Khadi Fall"
Khady Hane is an author from Senegal. She received her education from the University of Paris and lives in Paris. She is president of an association called "Black Arts and Culture" and has written a number of novels in French. ...more on Wikipedia about "Khady Hane"
Khady Sylla is a Senegalese writer of two novels, short work, and film who was born March 27, 1963. She studied at the Ecole Normale Supérièure where she became interested in a literary career. She later became one of a small number of African women film makers. Her An Open Window won a first film prize ** . She currently teaches German at Cheikh Anta Diop University. ...more on Wikipedia about "Khady Sylla"
Léopold Sédar Senghor ( October 9, 1906– December 20, 2001) was a Senegalese poet and politician who served as the first president of Senegal ( 1960– 1980). He also started his own party, called the Senegalese Democratic Bloc. ...more on Wikipedia about "Léopold Sédar Senghor"
(List of Senegalese writers) __NOTOC__ This is a list of prominent Senegalese authors ...more on Wikipedia about "List of Senegalese writers"
Mame Younousse Dieng is a Senegalese writer born in Tivaouane who lives in Dakar. Her Aawo bi is noteworthy as one of the first Senegalese novels in the Wolof language. She has also written poetry and translated the national anthem into that language. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mame Younousse Dieng"
Mariama Bâ ( 1929- 1981) was a Senegalese author and feminist, who wrote in French. Born in Dakar, she was raised a Muslim, but at an early age came to critique what she perceived as inequalities between the sexes resulting from African and Islamic traditions. Raised by her traditional grandparents, she had to struggle even to gain an education, because they did not believe that girls should be taught. Bâ later married a Senegalese member of Parliament, Obèye Diop, but divorced him and was left to care for their nine children. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mariama Ba"
Mariama Ndoye-Mbengue is a writer born Mariama Ndoye in 1953. She became "Ndoye-Mbengue" on marriage. She has a doctorate in French language and literature. She has received awards for her short-stories and novels. She has also lived abroad spending fifteen years in the Cote D'Ivoire and currently living in Tunisia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mariama Ndoye"
Nafissatou Niang Diallo( 1941- 1982) is a Senegalese writer who wrote in French. After studying in Toulouse she began writing. Her 1975 autobiography De Tilène au Plateau, a Dakar childhood ISBN 2723600998 was among the first works of literature to be published by a Senegalese woman. After this she published three novels. On a personal front she had six children and died at the age of 41. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nafissatou Niang Diallo"
Ousmane Sembène (b. January 1, 1923; mis-cited as "Sembène Ousmane" in many articles and reference works) is a Senegalese film director, producer and writer. He is considered one of the greatest authors of sub-Saharan Africa and has often been called the "Father of African film". ...more on Wikipedia about "Ousmane Sembène"
Sokhna Benga (born 1967) is novelist and poet. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sokhna Benga"
Sylviane Diouf is a Senegalese author and historian. She received a doctorate from the University of Paris and taught at the University of Libreville. She has appeared on PBS and the American Broadcasting Company. Her Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas ( New York University Press, 1998) received awards. It has also raised notice for its study of Islam in the Americas from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. She has written several other works and co-edits In Motion: The African-American Migration experience. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sylviane Diouf"
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