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SENEGAL – “Youssouph et le petit escargot” by Fatbintou Cissé Sano

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Fatbintou Cissé Sano is the author of the children’s book “Youssouph”, a 35-year-old mother of three children aged 8, 5 and 1.5. She is a project coordinator, a painter. A classical educational path rather oriented towards the social. At the age of 18, she was president of the association “Lumière de la casamance” which helps the inhabitants of Casamance villages. At the age of 26, she set up the “Aniwaa” project to improve the learning conditions of the children of the Satadougou school, a project that did not succeed but which, according to her, remained a beautiful and rich experience. She continues to work alongside the youth of Senegal with the NGO “YesAkademia” which works for the prevention of youth in parallel with her passion for writing. Ze-Africanews went to meet him.

Between Fatbintou Sona Cissé and writing, it is a long and beautiful love story that is told. From a young age, she formalized this love when she joined the writing workshops of the national theatre of the hill in Paris where she remained for 6 years. The year 2016 was a consecration for her, she began writing her first book. A novel. She wants to tell the story of her friends who are going through horrible things. She wants to be a feather for them. The manuscript will not be completed because she is simultaneously writing a children’s book “Youssouph and the little snail”.

“Youssouph and the little snail”, is a book for children. The idea comes naturally to him since the story of this book is an anecdote lived with his son Youssouph in 2017. The book is self-published in 2021. It is quickly a victim of its success.

The painting comes to make a place in all this. Fatbintou Cissé Sano launches on a whim. At first it’s just a hobby during her second pregnancy and then she evolves into an entrepreneurial activity.

Fatbintou Cissé Sano author of “Youssouph et le petit escargot”
Fatbintou Cissé Sano author of “Youssouph et le petit escargot”
Fatbintou Cissé Sano author of “Youssouph et le petit escargot”
Fatbintou Cissé Sano author of “Youssouph et le petit escargot”
Fatbintou Cissé Sano author of “Youssouph et le petit escargot”
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SENEGAL – Fatimata Diallo BA: The Glow of the Feather Winner

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Fatimata Diallo BA

Fatimata Diallo BA, a French-Senegalese writer, recently made her mark on literary minds by winning the prestigious Cénacle Prize for Young Writers of Senegal in 2023 with her poignant novel «Rouges Silences».

Originally from Dakar, Fatimata grew up in a rich cultural atmosphere, and her academic background led her to the university benches in Poitiers and Paris, where she studied Classics. This Franco-Senegalese acquired a unique perspective, merging the literary influences of the two cultures that shaped her.

With seventeen years of experience teaching in the suburbs of Paris, Fatimata Diallo BA decided to return to Senegal, where she currently works as a teacher of French and Latin at the prestigious Jean Mermoz French High School in Dakar. Her dedication to education and the transmission of knowledge is reflected in her active commitment to her students.

«Rouges Silences», his award-winning work, is a testament to Fatimata’s literary sensibility. The novel, on deep and universal themes, captivated the jury of the Cénacle Young Writers Prize, attesting to the author’s exceptional talent.

In addition to her literary success, Fatimata Diallo BA is also known for her dynamic involvement in various literary meetings and fairs. Her love for sharing literature and promoting dialogue around the book is evident in her active participation in these events.

With «Rouges Silences», Fatimata Diallo BA asserts herself as an emerging voice that deserves attention and recognition in the contemporary literary landscape. Her commitment to education and her talent as a writer promise a promising future, making her an inspiring figure for future generations of writers in Senegal and beyond.

Source: Senegal Njaay

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SENEGAL – Exclusive interview with Yussu Dumbia a.k.a Y.DEE

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W.DEE

As part of the 9th edition of the Galsen Hip-Hop Awards, the Ze-Africanews team met Y.DEE the initiator of this cultural project.

Y.DEE lives between Senegal and the United States, he returns every year for this program in the city of Dakar. Host, columnist and rapper, he told us about his career, his impressions at the end of the 9th edition of the Galsen Hip Hop Awards edition 2023. During this edition the 50 years of Hip Hop were celebrated.

The African continent was represented at this edition. The older generation was honoured as forerunners and elders in the field.

Rwanda was the sponsor of this edition.

The full interview is available here:

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CULTURE-LIVRE – Journalist Madiambal Diagne publishes a book on the history of Adji Sarr and Ousmane Sonko

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The head of the press group Avenir Communication, which claims on all rooftops its proximity with President Macky Sall, announced this Friday, July 21, 2023 the release of its «investigation book» on the story that led Ousmane Sonko and the young masseuse Adji Sarr before the Criminal Chamber of Dakar on 23 May.

I am announcing the release of my investigation into the Adji Sarr – Ousmane Sonko case. The book “Ousmane Sonko – Adji Sarr: History”, will be sold on Monday, July 24 everywhere. The preface is by Hamidou Anne. I am published by Daily Editions,” he wrote on Twitter.

It should be noted that Hamidou Anne who prefaced this book is also one of the most virulent detractor of the Senegalese opponent. His columns are published on the website and the newspaper of the press group held by Madiambal Diagne, author of the book published by his own publishing house.

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