An evening of Senegalese Literature

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03/14/2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul

Mois de la Francophonie March 2017, a celebration of Senegal.

Alliance Française presents an evening of Senegalese Literature with Chérif Keïta, Jen Bouchard and Khoudia Dia.

Discussion topics will feature the question about African participation in the Two World Wars, African intellectual life during colonial time, and an overview of West African immigrant literature. (in French)


 Professor Chérif Keïta (P.hD, University of Georgia) teaches Francophone literature of Africa and the Caribbean, as well as advanced language courses. A native of Mali, he has published books and articles on both social and literary problems in contemporary  Africa. Keïta  leads the Carleton Francophone Off-Campus Studies Program in Mali. He is also a renowned author, and documentary film maker, with a number of concurrent film projects on American missionaries and missionary education in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Khoudia Dia was born in Senegal and studied at the Cheikh Anta Diop University where she graduated with a BA in Modern Letter with a specialization in French literature. She also obtains a Business management/Human Resources degree from Rasmussen college, and works as an Early Programs Supervisor with the Farmington School District.

Jen Westmoreland Bouchard has her Master of Arts in French and Francophone studies from the renowned University of California- Los Angeles. She currently is a part of the World Languages Department at Normandale Community College where she teaches courses in French language, Francophone cultures, and  interpreting and translation. She is currently the editor of (In)scribing Gender, an anthology that explores the creative processes of international female writers.

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Light refreshments will be provided.

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