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.