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Birago Diop

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1906–1989), Senegalese poet, autobiographer, and children's book author. Born in Dakar, the son of a mason, he received his education in Senegal and France, where he studied veterinary...

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Birago Diop

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1906–1989), Senegalese poet, autobiographer, and children's book author. Born in Dakar, the son of a mason, he received his education in Senegal and France, where he studied veterinary...

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Diop, Birago

Mawuena Kossi Logan.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 145 words.

(1906–1989), Senegalese poet, autobiographer, and children's book author. Born in Dakar, the son of a mason, he received

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Diop, Birago Ismael (1906)

eileen julien.

in Dictionary of African Biography

January 2012; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African History. 1821 words.

Senegalese poet and storyteller, stands out in the constellation of African writers as a unique and gifted raconteur of traditional

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Diop, Birago Ismaël (1906–89)

Dorothy Blair.

in The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

January 1995; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (European). 474 words.

(1906–89).

Senegalese poet and fabulist, one of the pioneers of Negro‐African writing in French. Though encouraged by

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Literature, Black, in Senegal

Phyllis Taoua.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1630 words.

Senegal has been home to writers with international acclaim at each important phase marking the development of African literary history. Literary publications in French by writers of...

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John Steptoe

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1950–1989), artist, author, and illustrator of children's books.

Born on 14 September 1950 and raised in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York, John Lewis Steptoe...

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Steptoe, John

Barbara Lowe.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 682 words.

Born on 14 September 1950 and raised in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York, John Lewis Steptoe attended the New York School of Design and an afternoon art program...

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Guy, Rosa Cuthbert

Linda M. Carter.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 778 words.

writer, was born Rosa Cuthbert in Diego Martin, a town in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, one of three children born to Henry and Audrey (née Gonzales) Cuthbert. During the late 1920s,...

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Literature, French-Language, in Africa

Abiola F. Irele.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 3322 words.

French is the official language of nineteen states in Africa, from Senegal in the extreme west, through the republics that border the Congo River in the heart of the continent, to the...

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Bambara, Toni Cade (1939 - 1995), Fiction Writer, Political Activist

Alice A. Deck.

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 3068 words.

“It's a tremendous responsibility—responsibility and honor—to be a writer, an artist, a cultural worker…whatever you call this vocation,” Bambara said in an interview with the critic and...

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