Mame Younousse Dieng

Mame Younousse Dieng

Mame Younousse Dieng is a Senegalese writer born in Tivaouane who lives in Dakar. Her Aawo bi is noteworthy as one of the first Senegalese novels in the Wolof language. She has also written poetry and translated the national anthem into that language.


  • Aawo bi (The First Wife), 1992 - in Wolof
  • L'Ombre en feu (The Shadow on Fire), Nouvelles Editions Africaines du Sénégal (1997), ISBN 2723611086 - in French

Further reading

  • Simon Gikandi, Encyclopedia of African Literature, Routledge (2002), ISBN 0415230195 - p. 145

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