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Conversation with Aminata Sow-Fall on Writing, The Publishing Industry, and Social Change in Francophone Africa

Venue: Encina Hall West, 417 Galvez Mall, Room 202, Stanford main campus. Lunch will be served.

Aminata Sow Fall is an internationally renowned Senegalese-born novelist. Her novel, La Grève des bàttu, won the 1980 Grand Prix Littéraire d’Afrique noire. She was a member of the Commission for Educational Reform responsible for the introduction of African literature onto French syllabi in Senegal, before becoming director of La Propriété littéraire in Dakar. She also founded the publishing house Éditions Khoudia in 1990.