In the late 1890s and early 1900s, a number of West African Muslims migrated east, settling in Sudan and Mecca, to seek refuge from European colonization.
Nkrumah, Nyerere and Senghor were acutely aware of the need to displace the epistemic conditions of colonization in order to transcend it.
Les études littéraires africaines devraient donner plus d'espace aux nombreux écrivains vivant sur le continent, dans les langues africaines.
Senegalese writer, Boubacar Boris Diop, on the problematic circuits of teaching African literature first legitimized in Europe in African universities
Senegalese writer Mbougar Sarr on how we are actually informed about symbols we want to bring down, and about those we wish to commemorate.
The Liverpool striker, Sadio Mane, carries the values of his boyhood home, Bambali, with him. But his football is a product of the European professional game.
What can the Senegalese Sadio Mane’s story tell us about the marketing of dreams.
A new documentary about Liverpool FC striker, Sadio Mane, is watchable, but suffers from the fallacy that sports and politics don’t mix.
The Faidherbe Must Fall campaign wants statues of Louis Faidherbe, a colonial general both in Senegal and France, to be removed.
Islam is interpreted to establish the dominance of men, and this male supremacy is at the root of all our problems.
Teacher, journalist, and photographer, Ndeye Seck, talks about feminism and her teaching practice, the Senegalese education system and her passion for football.
In 1973, Senegalese activist and artist Omar Blondin Diop died in a Senegalese prison. His life helps reveal what revolutionary politics look like in a neocolonial state.
Maisha ya mwanaharakati na msanii wa Senegal Omar Blondin Diop yatasaidia kutoa mtazamo wa jinsi siasa za kiukombozi zilivyo katika ukoloni mamboleo.
What it means to be a man and a feminist.
Once you've exhausted all the Negritude quotes, you have to confront the fact that Leopold Sedar Senghor ran Senegal as a repressive, one-party state.
What roles have francophone African women played in movements for pan-African liberation, historically and now?
Rama Salla Dieng talks with a British literature scholar on literary activism in French.
There is a disconcerting resemblance between how some Senegalese talk about homosexuality and how they discuss COVID-19.
The author and journalist shares a reading list from her time as The New York Times' Bureau Chief for West Africa.
Did Frantz Fanon ask Léopold Sedar Senghor for a job in 1953? And what might have happened to postcolonial psychiatry in Senegal if Senghor had given him one?