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Senegalese Literature

This is a list of the Senegalese Literature that I have in my possession. It is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all Senegalese Writers.

Mariama Ba

Une si longue lettre (Novel)

Scarlet Song (Novel, translated from the original French)

Interview (1979) available online

Profile by Helen Fallon available online

The Gathering of Women in Mariama Ba’s Fictional World by S. Jagne (academic essay available online)

African Women, Tradition, and Change in Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s Ambigous Adventure and Mariama Ba’s So Long a Letter by Ginette Ba-Curry (academic essay available online)

Cheikh Anta Babou

Fighting the Greater Jihad: Amadu Bamba and the Founding of the Muridiyya of Senegal, 1853-1913 (History)

Ken Bugul

Riwan (Novel)

In Pursuit of Justice (Article available online)

On Muridism (Article available online)

Interview (1999) available online

Interview (2001) available online

Filliing the Continental Split: Subjective Emergence in Ken Bugul’s le baobab and Sylvia Molloy’s En breve carcel by Michelle Mielly (academic article available online)

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

The Meanings of Timbuktu (History, editor with S. Jeppie, text available online)

Toward an Intellectual History of West Africa : the meaning of Timbuktu (Essay available online)

Islam et philosophie : leçons d’une rencontre (Essay available online)

Revisiter « La philosophie bantoue » (Essay available online)

Islam et modernité : Une introduction à la philosophie moderniste en Islam (Article available online)

Cette « relation unique » (Article available online)

Leopold Sedar Senghor: Thinker, Statesman, Poet (Lecture in English available online)

Video Interview (2008) in English available online

Interview (2008) in English available online

Interview  (2010) in French available online

Video Interview (2010) in French available online

Birago Diop

Les contes d’Amadou Koumba (Short Stories)

Les souffles des ancêtres (Poem available online)

Extract from the poem Souffles in French with exercises available online

Interview (1985) in French available online

Obituary from The New York Times available online

L’écrivain Birago Diop – Un souffle littéraire venu des sources de l’oralité africaine by M. Dangnokho (article available online)

Un conteur d’Afrique noire: Birago Diop by Roger Mercier (article available online)

Le bestaire islamique de Birago Diop by D. S. Blair (academic essay available online)

A l’écoute des morts: “Souffles de Birago Diop” by Castanos et Dubois (academic essay available online)

Website dedicated to the life and work of Birago Diop

Boubacar Boris Diop

Murambi: les livres des ossements (Novel)

Le temps de tamango (Novel)

Omar Bongo, une passion francaise (Article available online)

Nicholas Sarkozy’s Unacceptable Speech (Article translated from French available online)

Avertissement ivoirien à la « Françafrique » (Article available online) English Translation

The New Wretched of the Earth (Article available online) German Version

Mongo Beti et Nous (Article available online)

Interview (1998) available online

Interview (2004) available online

Boucar Diouf

La Commission Boucar pour un raccommodement raisonnable (Memoir) Review in French available online

Interview (2009) in French available online

Boucar Diouf’s Website

Mansour Dramé

L’intercultralitié au regard du roman sénégalais et québécois (Literary Studies)

Babacar Fall

Social History in French West Africa: Forced Labour, Labour Market, Women and Politics (Essay available online)

Le travail force en Afrique occidentale française (1900-1946) (Essay available online)

Profile in English available online

Abdoulaye Gueye 

Un objet d’étude surréaliste, la fuite des cerveaux africains? (Essay available online)

Les intellectuels africains face a la francophonie (Essay available online) 

De la religion chez les intellectuels africains en France: L’odyssée d’un référent identitaire (Essay available online) 

Interviews with Foreign Affairs Canada available online

Abdolaye Elimane Kane

La maison au figuier (Novel)

Interview (1999) in French available online

Interview (2008) in French available online

Interview in French available online

Cheikh Hamidou Kane

L’aventure ambigue (Novel)

Interview (1974) in French available online

African Women, Tradition, and Change in Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s Ambigous Adventure and Mariama Ba’s So Long a Letter by Ginette Ba-Curry (academic essay available online)

Aminata Maiga Ka

La Voie du salut et Le Miroir de la vie (Short Stories)

Profile in French available online

Penba Mbow

Que signifie être intellectuel en Afrique? (Essay available online)

Evolving Role for Senegalese Women in religion (Article available online)

Interview (2008) in French available online

Audio Interview (2010) in English available online

Abdoulaye Sadji

Nini: Mulatresse du Sénégal (Novel)

Abdoulaye Sadji ou le courage d’être by Makhily Gassama (article available online)

Écrire le métissage : Les personnages métis apparaissent dans la littérature africaine dès les années 1930 by Boniface Mongo-Mboussa (article available online)

Website dedicated to the life and work of Sadji

Ousmane Sembene

Le mandat (Novel)

Les bouts de bois de Dieu (Novel)

The Last of the Empire (Novel, translated from the original French)

Xala (Novel, translated from the original French)

Africa in the mirror of cinema (Article available online)

Penetrating Xala by Bernth Lindfors (essay available online)

Léopold Sédar Senghor

Oeurve poétique (Poems)

Ousmane Socé

Karim (Novel)

Aminata Sow Fall

Le jujubier du patriarche (Novel)

La Grève des bàttu (Novel in French)

Interview (2005) available online

Awa Thiam

Black Sisters, Speak Out (Women’s Studies, translated from French)

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