Amina Sow Mbaye
She was born in Saint-Louis. Because her father was in the military, she attended primary schools in various cities and then secondary school in Saint-Louis. She obtained her Brevet d'éducation du premier cycle, trained for three additional months and then taught school in Dagana and then Saint-Louis. After she completed her Brevet Supérieur de Capacité, she became headmistress of the Écoles normales régionales in Saint-Louis.
Mbaye has served as president of the Senegalese Federation of Women's Associations and of the Ordre national du Lion du Sénégal. She was also the first qualified female basketball umpire in Senegal.
- Mademoiselle, novel (1984)
- Pour le sang du mortier, novel (2001)
- Petit essai sur la vieillesse (essay) and Les Bulles (poetry) (2007)
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