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Senegal's founding president's poetry heard in native language for first time

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The late Léopold Sédar Senghor was a renowned writer but only recently has a significant volume of his work been translated from French to Serer

Fifteen years after the death of Senegal’s first president, Léopold Sédar Senghor, the west coast village of Fadial threw a three-day party.

As part of the festivities poet and academic Waly Faye presented his life’s work: he has spent the last 30 years translating the former president’s poems from French so they can be read in one of Senegal’s native languages for the first time.

Rest assured that my Serer-ness has never left me

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