Annette MBAYE d'ERNEVILLE|
An author from Senegal
writing in French
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Annette Mbaye d'Erneville was born in 1926. She was educated at both primary and secondary school level by the religious order of nuns of Saint-Joseph de Cluny, in Saint-Louis. From 1942 to 1945 she went to the Ecole Normale in Rufisque where she was influenced by the avant-garde ideas of Madame Le Goff, head of that establishment. Annette Mbaye d'Erneville continued her studies in Paris where she obtained a diploma in journalism and radio. In 1957 she returned to Senegal and launched a new journal with some friends, entitled "Femmes de Soleil". However, it was not until 1963 that this review, later renamed "Awa", became successful. For many years, she worked as a programme director at the broadcasting studio in Senegal.
Poetry and children's literature
Poèmes africains [African poems]. Dakar: Centre national d'art français, 1965, 20p. Poésie
Kaddu. Dakar: A. Diop, 1965 et Dakar: NEA, 1966, 29 p. (Reedition of Poèmes africains under a new title).
Chansons pour Laïty [Songs for Laïty]. Dakar: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1976.
Le Noël du vieux chasseur [The elderly hunter's Christmas] Dakar: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1983.
La Bague de cuivre et d'argent [The copper and silver ring]. Dakar: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1983. (This short story was awarded the Young Africa Prize in 1961).
Motte de terre et motte de beurre. Dakar : NEAS, Coll. Mbotté 2003, 24 p.
Picc l'Oiseau et Lëpp-Lëpp le papillon. Dakar : NEAS, Coll. Mbotté 2003, 24 p.
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 23 December 1995
Modified: 21 April 2004
Archived: 19 December 2012