Louis Diène Faye

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Louis Diène Faye
Born 13 February 1936
Joal, (Senegal)
Nationality Senegalese
Occupation Historian, author, theologian, essayist, songwriter, Member of the Council of BSDA (Dakar)
Known for History and religion
Notable work "Mort et Naissance, le monde sereer"

Louis Diène Faye (born : 13 February 1936 at Joal)[1][2] is a Senegalese anthropologist,[3] author and scholar of Serer religion, history and culture. Himself of Serer heritage, he undertook his secondary schooling at Thiès (in Senegal) before proceeding to study religious sciences and audio-visual at the Catholic University of Lyon.[1][4]

Faye has authored several books and scientific papers and quoted by many scholars who interacted with him.[5] Some of his famous work include :

  • "Mort et Naissance, le monde sereer", Le Nouvelles Editions Africaines (1983), ISBN 2-7236-0868-9[3][6]
  • "Éducation et mariage: le monde seereer" - tradition orale, Nouvelles Éditions africaines du Sénégal (2006), ISBN 2723614662[2][7]

Other fields[edit]

As well as his academic field, Faye is also songwriter and a producer-director at the O.R.T.S.[1] He is a member of the Council d'administration du BSDA (Bureau Sénégalais du Droit d'Auteur), at Dakar.[8]


  1. ^ a b c Faye, Louis Diène, "Mort et Naissance, le monde sereer", Le Nouvelles Editions Africaines (1983), (biography, back cover), ISBN 2-7236-0868-9
  2. ^ a b In Stanford [1] (Retrieved : 10 May 2012)
  3. ^ a b The African book publishing record, Volume 10, Hans Zell Ltd., 1984, p 218, (University of California)
  4. ^ Editor : Ndour, Saliou, "L'Industrie musicale au Sénégal: essai d'analyse", African Books Collective (2008), p 119, ISBN 2869782349 [2] (Retrieved : 10 May 2012)
  5. ^ Boyd-Buggs, Debra, Scott, Joyce Hope, "Camel Tracks: Critical Perspectives on Sahelian Literatures", Africa World Press (2003), p 56, ISBN 0865437572 [3] (Retrieved : 10 May 2012)
  6. ^ "Mort et Naissance, le monde sereer" (in) Google books (Retrieved : 10 May 2012)
  7. ^ "Le Prophète William Wade Harris: son message d'humilité et de progrès" (in) Google books (Retrieved : 10 May 2012)
  8. ^ World Intellectual Property Organization, United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property, "Copyright, Volume 28", World Intellectual Property Organization (1992), pp 116, 118