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Leopold Senghor (1906–2001)

Leopold Senghor was born on October 9, 1906 in Joal-la-Portugaise, Senegal as Leopold Sedar Senghor. He was a writer, known for Samba et Leuk le lièvre (1997), Son ou gal (1965) and Batouk (1967). He was married to Colette Hubert and Ginette Éboué. He died on December 20, 2001 in Normandy, France. See full bio »


(age 95) in Normandy, France

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 1997 Samba et Leuk le lièvre (TV Series) (book)
 1967 Batouk (Documentary) (poems)
 1965 Son ou gal (Documentary short) (commentary - as Léopold Léonard Shengor)
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 1973 Francais si vous saviez (Documentary) (as Léopold Sedar Senghor)

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Other Works:

Liberte 2 (poetry compilation) See more »

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2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Léopold Sedar Senghor | Léopold Sédar Senghor | Léopold Léonard Shengor

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I wear European clothing, and the Americans dance to jazz which derives from our African rhythms: civilization in the 20th century is universal. No people can get along without others.


(1960-1980) First president of Senegal after it became independent from France. See more »

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