Abdoulaye Mamani

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Abdoulaye Mamani
Born 1932
Zinder, Niger
Died 1993
Occupation Poet and novelist

Abdoulaye Mamani (1932–1993) was a Nigerien poet, novelist and trade unionist.


Mamani was born in 1932 in Zinder, Niger.[1] He was a trade unionist.[1] In 1980 he published his novel Sarraounia, based on the real-life Battle of Lougou between Azna queen Sarraounia and French Colonial Forces.[1][2] To write the book, he used written archives as well as oral histories.[3] The novel was adapted into a 1986 film (also called Sarraounia) by director Med Hondo. Mamani died in a car accident in 1993 between Zinder and Niamey.[1][4]


  • 1972: Poémérides
  • 1972: Eboniques
  • 1972: L'Anthologie de Poésie de Combat
  • 1980: Sarraounia