Nafissatou NIANG DIALLO|
An author from Senegal
writing in French
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Nafissatou Niang Diallo was born in 1941 in Dakar. She has worked as a Midwife and as a Paedriatric Nurse. She was brought up by her paternal grandmother when she lost her mother at the age of one and a half. Her father, Samba Assane, was a civil servant working for the municipality of Dakar. At the age of seven she was sent to the 'Champ de Course' primary school and when she was thirteen she attended the 'Collège Moderne' in Dakar, after which, aged sixteen she went to the 'Van Vollenhoven' high school. She next enrolled at the State School for Midwives when she was eighteen. She left Senegal when she was twenty-three to continue her studies in Toulouse for two years. She married Mambaye Diallo in 1961 and had six children. She died in 1982.
De Tilène au Plateau, une enfance dakaroise [From Tilène to Plateau, a Dakar childhood] . Dakar: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1975. (133p.). Autobiography. ISBN: 2 7236 0099 8.
This autobiography, first published in 1975, is one of the first literary works to be published by a Senegalese woman. Nafissatou Diallo describes a happy childhood, infused with her father's kindness and her grandmother's love, as well as the first difficulties she encountered in life...
Le Fort maudit [The cursed fortress] . Paris: Hatier, 1980. (125p.). Novel. ISBN: 2 218 05329 2.
Awa la petite marchande [Awa, the little shopkeeper]. Paris: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, EDICEF, 1981. (143p.). Novel. ISBN: 2 850 69272 7
La Princesse de Tiali [Fary, the Princess of Tiali]. Dakar: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1987. (191p.). Novel. ISBN: 2 7236 0956 1
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