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A Week in Literary History

October 9th, 2002

Senegalese poet and statesman Léopold Sédar Senghor (Éthiopiques, 1956) is born in Joal in 1906.

Léopold Sédar Senghor, b. October 9, 1906, d. 2001

One of the most important African intellectuals of the twentieth century, Senghor, a poet and cultural theorist, was the first African elected a member of the Académie française. Before his country’s independence, he founded the political party called the Senegalese Democratic Bloc, and then for two decades served as its first president (1960–1980).

Suggested Reading Poetry Chants d’ombre, 1945. Hosties noires, 1948. Nocturnes, 1961. Poèmes, 1964. Non-fiction La Belle Histoire de Leuk-le-Lièvre, 1953. Ethiopiques, 1956. Nation et voie africaine du socialisme, 1961.

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