Senegal – passionate and colourful

Article published in Fönstret
#3 2019
Av Ngoundji Dieng

Culture-rich Senegal’s first president was also a poet, and the country’s biggest football stadium is named after him. Next to the Leopold Sédar Senghor stadium is an artists’ village. In the capital, Dakar, painters, sculptors and potters display their work along the beachside highway.

Senegal also has a proud film tradition. After the internationally acclaimed director Sembène Ousmane’s last film in 2004 (Moolaadéabout six girls who run away to avoid genital mutilation) and his death in 2007 the movie lights dimmed, but now Senegalese cinema has been reignited by a new generation of directors.

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