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Senghor's Birth Place in Joal, Sénégal

Joal is the place where was born the first president of independent Sénégal, Léopold Sédar Senghor. He is also the country’s most famous and respected poet. Joal is a little city situated on the Petite Cote, 115 km south from Dakar, in Sénégal.

Joal is the place where was born the first president of independent Sénégal, Léopold Sédar Senghor. He is also the country most famous and respected poet. His family were Sérère and healed property. They were Catholics.

It is possible to visit his birthplace which carries the name Mbind Diogoye (“lion’s mansion” in Serer). In this house are exposed objects and Tools representative of the traditional culture Sérère, and an exposure reporting the fabulous political course of Senghor. In fact, Joal is one of the two parts of Joal-Fadiouth : the second part, Fadiouth is located on a shell Island and lincked by a bridge, but this will be the subject of another location.

written by azurblue

6 comments

  1. saidseni

    saidseni

    I had a friend that used to say that politicians should be poets, musicians and artists. I don't know how is that working for Senegal but anyway I always love to see an african lomolocation. Good job!

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  2. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    MAL D'AFRIQUE!

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  3. disdis

    disdis

    Après la lecture de tes emplacements du Sénégal, ensuite je retourne en Afrique, bien sûr je choisira le Sénégal. (Il'y a beaucoup de temps que je n'ecrit pas en Français).

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  4. vicuna

    vicuna

    C'est rempli de simplicité (j'aime beaucoup la n°14)... belle destination! :)

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  5. azurblue

    azurblue

    Thanks a lot !

    a-l-b-e-l-t-o- , ce mal est doux et terrible, quand il vous prend, il ne vous lâche plus.
    disdis, ton français m'impressionne ! Le Sénégal est un excellent choix, et les gens y sont formidables.
    Vicuna, merci ! C'était la parade de sortie de messe du dimanche ! Une bonne surprise.

    Sénégal is a wondeful country, with beautiful landscapes, but the best there are the people : very friendly, so cool, and they love to joke about life. The magic sentence there is "Il n'y a pas de probleme" - "there's no problem", there are plenty of problems in Sénégal, but people always try to solve them with a smile in face. This is a great lesson for us, Europeans.

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  6. stouf

    stouf

    De bien beaux objets !

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