Encyclopaedia Africana L March 21, 2021 LÉOPOLD SÉDAR SENGHOR

Before the war, Senghor worked to create an ideological framework that would encompass his French-ness and his African-ness. As time progressed he increasingly became more attached to his African traditions and less interested in assimilation.

Encyclopaedia Africana M March 20, 2021 MANSA MUSA

In addition to encouraging the arts and architecture, he also funded literature and built schools, libraries and mosques. Timbuktu soon became a centre of education and people travelled from around the world to study at what would become the Sankore University.

Encyclopaedia Africana O March 1, 2021 OUSMANE SEMBENE

In the first decade of the 21st century he produced films that described Africa and his native Senegal.

Encyclopaedia Africana Y February 28, 2021 YOUSSOU N’DOUR

In the West, you have always associated the Islamic faith 100 percent with Arab culture. This in itself is a fundamentalist attitude and it is mistaken.

Encyclopaedia Africana L February 28, 2021 LÉON-GONTRAN DAMAS

Leon-Gontran Damas was also the first black writer to address the impact of colonization on the psyche of the colonized.

Encyclopaedia Africana H February 26, 2021 HABIB KOITE

Habib has sold more than 400,000 albums, and performed at more than 1,700 concerts around the world. His sublime musical offerings always have one foot firmly planted in the richness of the continent of our shared origin.

B Encyclopaedia Africana February 26, 2021 BAABA MAAL

Baaba Maal released in 1991 Baayo and in 1994 Firin’In Fouta, two albums that again combined traditional Western African rhythms and instruments to more modern sonorities notably with the intervention of several European musicians.

Encyclopaedia Africana N February 25, 2021 NAFISSATOU THIAM

Nafi, who has set an example of successfully combining a university degree while being an elite athlete, is particularly connected to the idea of supporting every child to have quality education.

Encyclopaedia Africana Q October 1, 2020 QUAI BRANLY MUSEUM

Bénédicte Savoy of France and Felwine Sarr of Senegal, recommend that objects that were removed and sent to mainland France without the consent of their countries of origin be permanently returned — if the country of origin asks for them.

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