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David Diop

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Name  David Diop
Role  Poet
Books  Hammer blows

Died  August 29, 1960, Dakar, Senegal

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David Mandessi Diop (July 9, 1927 – August 29, 1960) was one of the most promising French West African poets known for his contribution to the Négritude literary movement. His work reflects his anti-colonial stance and his hope for an independent Africa.


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David Diop was born in Bordeaux, France, of a Senegalese father and a Cameroonian mother. He had his primary education in Senegal. He started writing poems while he was still in school, and his poems started appearing in Présence Africaine since he was just 15. Several of his poems were published in Léopold Senghor's famous anthology, which became a landmark of modern black writing in French. He died in the crash of Air France Flight 343 in the Atlantic Ocean off Dakar, Senegal, at the age of 33 on August 29, 1960. His one small collection of poetry, Coups de pilon, came out from Présence Africaine in 1956; it was posthumously published in English as Hammer Blows, translated and edited by Simon Mondo and Frank Jones (African Writers Series, 1975).

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