Khady Sylla

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Khady Sylla (Dakar, March 27, 1963 – Dakar, October 8, 2013) was a Senegalese writer of two novels, short work, and film.[1]


Born in Dakar, she studied at the École Normale Supérieure where she became interested in a literary career. She later became one of a small number of African women film makers. Her An Open Window won a first film prize at the Marseille Festival of Documentary Film [1].


  • An Open Window
  • Les Bijoux-(1997), Short film
  • Colobane Express (1999), docu-drama about the passengers of a Senegalese bus.
  • Une fenêtre ouverte (2005), documentary short (52 min.)


  1. ^ "Sénégal: décès de la cinéaste Khady Sylla - Le Point". 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 

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