Senegal: In Memory of Ousmane Sembene

Togolese writer Kangi Alem has a short tribute [Fr] to famed Senegalese filmmaker and novelist Ousmane Sembene who passed away this weekend in Dakar. “I used to read the greats of African literature in my literature textbook in the 1980s, and I imagined all these authors were dead. What it shock it was to see the man with the pipe [Sembene Ousmane] in a classroom in Lytoko. It's all come full circle. Life later made me a writer, and I think of Sembene each time that I come across students who tell me, “we didn't know that we could meet you Mr. Alem.” May the smoke of his pipe precede him to the paradise of believers!”


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