Anne Pépin

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Anne Pépin (1747–1837), was a Senegalese signara. She belonged to the more famous of the so-called signare on the island Gorée in French Senegal, and was known for her relationship with the then governor Stanislas de Boufflers. She was a leading person in the signare community and regarded as one of the most known historical representatives. She should not be confused with her niece, Anna Colas Pépin, who became known for a similar relationship with François d'Orléans, Prince of Joinville.



  • Jean Luc Angrand, Céleste ou le temps des Signares, Éditions Anne Pépin.
  • Guillaume Vial, Les signares à Saint-Louis du Sénégal au xixe siècle: étude critique d'une identité métisse, Université de Reims, 2 vols, Mémoire de maîtrise, 1997, 407 pp.