A Seminar presented by ACLS African Humanities Fellow, Dr. Ekanade Olumide Victor Dr.
Trois Romanciers Sénégalais devant l’Histoire: Cheikh Hamidou Kane, Abdoulaye Elimane Kane, Boubacar Boris Diop
by Birahim Thioune
This book, which focuses on three Senegalese writers whose works combine philosophy and literature, can be viewed, according to Professor Fallou Mbow, who presented the author and expertly commented on the book, as a summary literary history of Senegalese letters. At the same time, each of the authors under examination in Professor Thioune’s book presents a discourse opening vistas on sustainable development as well as the cultural, political and economic relations of Africa with the rest of the world.
Professor Thioune’s essay evinces many qualities which were noted by the panelists as well as the members of the audience. According to the many observers who took the floor, the book is well-written while offering a pedagogical slant which will help many readers better understand the messages of Cheikh Hamidou Kane, Abdoulaye Elimane Kane and Boubacar Boris Diop who now feature as three household names in Senegalese and African letters.
The event was attended by 64 people including writers, members of the civil society, scholars and students.