Famous Senegalese Writers

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Ousmane Sembène
(Senegalese film director)
Ousmane Sembène
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Birthdate: January 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ziguinchor, Casamance, Senegal
Died: June 9, 2007
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Mariama Bâ
(Writer)
Mariama Bâ
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Birthdate: April 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
Died: August 17, 1981
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Rama Yade
(Senegalese-Born French Politician, Feminist, and Author)
Rama Yade
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Birthdate: December 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal

Born in Senegal, French politician and author Rama Yade started her career as a top-level civil servant with the French Senate. The UMP member has led France as its Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Human Rights and for Sports. She has also represented France at the UNESCO.

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Ousmane Sonko
(Senegalese Politician and Author)
Ousmane Sonko
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Birthdate: July 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Thiès, Senegal

Ousmane Sonko is a Senegalese politician and author. In 2019, he became the youngest candidate to contest in the presidential election in Senegal. Ousmane Sonko challenged Macky Sall, the incumbent president, in the 2019 election and is viewed by many as a notable opposition leader to Macky Sall.

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Fatou Diome
(Writer)
Fatou Diome
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Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Senegal
Djibril Diop Mambety
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Birthdate: January 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gueule Tapee, Dakar, Senegal
Died: July 23, 1998
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Birago Diop
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Birthdate: December 11, 1906
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
Died: November 25, 1989
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Maimouna Gueye
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Birthplace: Sénégal
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Aminata Sow Fall
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Birthdate: April 27, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Louis, Senegal
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Cheikh Hamidou Kane
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Birthdate: April 2, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Matam, Senegal
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Ken Bugul
(Writer)
Ken Bugul
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Birthdate: 1947 AD
Birthplace: Segal
Nafissatou Niang Diallo
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Birthdate: March 11, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
Died: June 21, 1982
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Alioune Diop
(Writer)
Alioune Diop
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Birthdate: January 10, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint-Louis, Senegal
Died: May 2, 1980
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Abdoulaye Sadji
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Birthdate: 1910 AD
Birthplace: Rufisque, Senegal
Died: December 25, 1961
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Myriam Warner-Vieyra
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Birthdate: March 25, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
Died: December 29, 2017
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Ousmane Diop Socé
(Pioneering Senegalese Novelist and Politician)
Ousmane Diop Socé
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Birthdate: October 31, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rufisque, Senegal
Died: October 27, 1973

Senegalese author and politician Ousmane Diop Socé was a pioneering novelist from her country. She was also one of the first African students to study at a French university on a scholarship. Known for her novels, historical legends, and animal stories, she also served as Senegal’s ambassador to the US and the UN.

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Amina Sow Mbaye
(Writer, Educator)
Amina Sow Mbaye
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Birthdate: September 25, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Louis, Senegal