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Sokhna Benga grew up in a Muslim family. She studied at Dakar University, earning a master's degree in Business Law. She later went to France, where she obtained a DESS in Maritime Law and lived for almost ten years. She joined humanitarian associations and worked with marginalized people, particularly students.
Returning to Dakar in 2001, she became literary director of the publishing house Nouvelles éditions africaines du Sénégal (NEAS).
In 2004 she became a member of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters).
- 2004: Waly NGuilane, le protégé de Roog (parts 1 & 2)
- 2003: La balade du Sabador - Grand Prix of the President 2000, Special Mention of the Grand Prix of Black Africa 2001)
- 1990: Le Dard du secret - Grand Prix of the Mayor of Dakar 1988.
- "Interviews", Department of French Studies, University of Warwick.
- "Trois questions à Sokhna BENGA, écrivain, éditrice: ‘L’écriture n’a pas de sexe’", Wal Fadjiri.
- "Sokhna BENGA, écrivain, éditrice: ‘L’écriture n’a pas de sexe’", Walf fadjri, 28 Septembre 2007.
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