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Fatou Diome

1968 - Today

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Fatou Diome (born 1968 in Niodior) is a French-Senegalese writer known for her best-selling novel The Belly of the Atlantic, which was published in 2001. Her work explores immigrant life in France, and the relationship between France and Africa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fatou Diome has received more than 105,534 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Fatou Diome is the 6,008th most popular writer (down from 5,399th in 2019), the 45th most popular biography from Senegal (down from 39th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Senegalese Writer.

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  • 110k

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  • 37.83

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.35

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.63

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Fatou Diome ranks 6,008 out of 5,755Before her are Alice Hoffman, Rahat Indori, Cecily von Ziegesar, Ayi Kwei Armah, Ralf Rothmann, and Howard Gordon. After her are Cressida Cowell, Oles Buzina, Maurice G. Dantec, Peter Morgan, Sylvain Tesson, and Zlata Filipović.

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Among people born in 1968, Fatou Diome ranks 482Before her are Rory Kennedy, Niamh Kavanagh, Naoya Ogawa, Jon Schaffer, Alan Budikusuma, and Shinichiro Tani. After her are Jennifer Lynch, Hisashi Kurosaki, Peter van Vossen, Nicholas Tombazis, Sarah Parish, and Sinitta.

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In Senegal

Among people born in Senegal, Fatou Diome ranks 45 out of 114Before her are Cheikh Hadjibou Soumaré (1951), Papiss Cissé (1985), Amadou Dia Ba (1958), Aïssa Maïga (1975), Cheikhou Kouyaté (1989), and Tony Sylva (1975). After her are Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye (1958), Ferdinand Coly (1973), Dame N'Doye (1985), Mame Biram Diouf (1987), Amara Traoré (1965), and Lamine Diatta (1975).

Among WRITERS In Senegal

Among writers born in Senegal, Fatou Diome ranks 6Before her are Léopold Sédar Senghor (1906), Mariama Bâ (1929), Aminata Sow Fall (1941), Birago Diop (1908), and Cheikh Hamidou Kane (1928). After her are Khady Sylla (1963) and Mohamed Mbougar Sarr (1990).