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Birago Diop

1908 - 1989

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Birago Diop (11 December 1906 – 25 November 1989) was a Senegalese poet and storyteller whose work restored general interest in African folktales and promoted him to one of the most outstanding African francophone writers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Birago Diop has received more than 68,404 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Birago Diop is the 4,972nd most popular writer, the 25th most popular biography from Senegal and the 4th most popular Senegalese Writer.

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  • 68k

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  • 45.33

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  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.24

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  • 3.07

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Birago Diop ranks 4,972 out of 5,755Before him are Oliverio Girondo, Susanna Kaysen, John Gardner, Mark Haddon, Thomas Ligotti, and Henryk Rzewuski. After him are Anšlavs Eglītis, Eve Ensler, Hendrik Marsman, Adolf Muschg, Thierry Meyssan, and Horst Faas.

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Among people born in 1908, Birago Diop ranks 294Before him are Vivian Fuchs, Natalya Baranskaya, Buster Crabbe, Corneliu Robe, Osvaldo Velloso de Barros, and George Rodger. After him are Sulo Nurmela, Francisco Aguirre, Ion Lăpușneanu, Matti Sippala, Louis L'Amour, and Hélène Boucher. Among people deceased in 1989, Birago Diop ranks 210Before him are George Coulouris, King Tubby, Hu Die, Ödön Zombori, Jean Despeaux, and Scott O'Dell. After him are John Pritchard, Fred Agabashian, Hassler Whitney, Juan Hilario Marrero, Georgy Tovstonogov, and John Ogdon.

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In Senegal

Among people born in Senegal, Birago Diop ranks 25 out of 114Before him are Papa Bouba Diop (1978), Théodore-Adrien Sarr (1936), Mahammed Dionne (1959), El Hadji Diouf (1981), Idrissa Gueye (1989), and Aminata Sow Fall (1941). After him are Ibrahim Ba (1973), Habib Thiam (1933), Henri Camara (1977), Cheikh Hamidou Kane (1928), Habib Koité (1958), and Baaba Maal (1953).

Among WRITERS In Senegal

Among writers born in Senegal, Birago Diop ranks 4Before him are Léopold Sédar Senghor (1906), Mariama Bâ (1929), and Aminata Sow Fall (1941). After him are Cheikh Hamidou Kane (1928), Fatou Diome (1968), Khady Sylla (1963), and Mohamed Mbougar Sarr (1990).