Mariama NDOYE MBENGUE|
An author from Senegal
writing in French
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Mariama Ndoye (married name, Mbengue), was born in Rufisque, Senegal, in 1953. Her mother was a telephone operator and her father a medical doctor. After completing her baccalauréat in 1971, she continued her studies at the University of Dakar, where she was awarded an Arts Degree and later a Doctorate in French language and literature. She also gained a Diploma in Museology from the Louvre School in Paris.
Until 1986, she was the Curator of the IFAN Museum of African Arts (Musée de l'Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire) in Dakar. She later moved to the Ivory Coast where she lived for 15 years with her husband and three children. She then went to Tunisia with her family, a country where she lived for many years, spending her time writing, discovering a new culture and enjoying the company of her grandchildren. Following the retirement of her husband, she returned to Senegal where she became Director of Books and Reading at the Senegalese Ministry of Culture, from 2011 to 2013.
In February 2014, she was appointed Curator of the Léopold Sédar Senghor Museum located in the President-Poet's old residence.
"Soeurs dans le souvenir" ["Sisters in the memory"] in Sénégal Culture 2 . Dakar: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1985, pp.21-30. Short story.
This short story won a prize at the Senegal Culture 1982 Literary Competition.
De vous à moi [From you to me]. Paris: Présence Africaine, 1990. (96p.). ISBN 2 7087 0538 5. Short stories.
Sixteen short stories with the following titles: The aquarium; Know yourself; February; Father Christmas; Angel or demon; A child at play; Just as it was in his day; Letter to a mother; The grandfather and the shepherds; There is nothing to understand; The Lady of Mantoum; A Child's Disappointment; Master or slave; The Pact; The Wave; Yâdikô or the second birth.
Sur des chemins pavoisés [On roads decked out with flags] . Abidjan. CEDA, 1993. (77p.). ISBN 2 86394 196 8. Novel.
Parfums d'enfance [Childhood Fragrances]. Abidjan: Les Nouvelles Editions Ivoiriennes, 1995. (128p.). ISBN 2 910190 60 9. Short stories.
The titles of the short stories are: Celebration; Bolo; On Friendship; Morning at home; Dribble; Daddy; The saga of the elephants; The nocturnal Sabbath; Daw Fall Ndiaye; The Wedding Procession; Oumra; The Reunion; The pardon; Two turns of the Clock.
Soukey. Abidjan: Les Nouvelles Editions Ivoiriennes, 1999. (200p.). ISBN 2-911725-79-4. Novel. Awarded the Vincent de Paul Nyonda Prize 2000.
[Under the pen name N'deye Meïssa] La Saint-Louisienne. Abidjan: Les Nouvelles Editions Ivoiriennes, Collection Adoras, 2001. (112p.). ISBN 2-84487-102-X. Novel.
Comme du bon pain. Abidjan: Les Nouvelles Editions Ivoiriennes, 2001. (190p.). ISBN 2-84487-136-4. Novel.
D'Abidjan à Tunis. Tunis: [email@example.com], 2007. (160p.). Memories.
L'arbre s'est penché. Abidjan: Editions Eburnie, 2011. (130p.). ISBN: 978-2-8774-203-3. A tribute to the author's mother. Awarded the Prix-Ivoire 2012.
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Created: 25 December 1995
Modified: 11 March 2015
Archived: 11 March 2015