Amadou Cissé Dia (2 June 1915 – 1 November 2002) was a Senegalese politician and playwright.[1] Born in Saint-Louis, Senegal, he wrote plays in French including Les Derniers Jours de Lat Dior, which concerns a griot's praise for Lat-Dior.[2] In politics, Dia served as the second President of the National Assembly from 1968 to 1983,[3] and as Minister of the Interior. He was reportedly nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in the year Willy Brandt won.[4]

Amadou Cissé Dia (1960)

He died in Dakar on 1 November 2002 at the age of 87.

Plays edit

  • La mort du Damel
  • Les derniers jours de Lat Dior

References edit

  1. ^ Janheinz Jahn; Ulla Schild; Almut Nordmann Seiler (1972). Who's who in African Literature: Biographies, Works, Commentaries. Horst Erdmann Verlag. pp. 99–100. ISBN 978-3-7711-0153-4.
  2. ^ African literature in French: a history of creative writing in French from ... by Dorothy S. Blair, pg 103
  3. ^ "Assemblée nationale - Les députés, le vote de la loi, le Parlement Sénégalais". May 12, 2019. Archived from the original on May 12, 2019.
  4. ^ The Palm Beach Post - Oct 21, 1971