Léopold Sédar Senghor,
the poet of everlasting words
ISBN: 9782919372348
Publication: Apr. 11, 2016
48 pages
100 × 150 mm
Black and white drawings
FBP: 7.50 €
Organisation internationale de la francophonie

Léopold Sédar Senghor,
the poet of everlasting words

Véronique Tadjo, William Wilson
On the village square, Leopold listens, fascinated, to a singing, story-telling, poetic griot. He thinks that his village, Joâl, is a kingdom peopled by fabulous beings… Decades later this little boy will become one of the greatest poets of his time and also be the first African member of the Académie Française. And that is not all. He will be elected President of the Republic of Senegal, his country !
  • Véronique Tadjo is a writer from the Ivory Coast, who is the authoress of poems, novels, and works for the young.

  • William Wilson The son of a French mother and of a father from Togo and Benin, William Wilsonlives and works in Paris. An eclectic artist, he works as much for youth literature or for the press, as he does for art galleries, for the performing arts, or for the arts of tableware or textile. 

We speak of it!
  • "The alert and lively writing of Véronique Tadjo, the expressive drawings in black and white, and the excerpts from poems in parallel to the text, give great strength to this account well-matched to the extraordinary destiny of this man. This effective and touching book is a very good tool of discovery and initiation."

    Notes bibliographiques jeunesse. Novembre 2014
  • Nantes Livres Jeunes. Comité de lecture 2014
  • InterCDI. La revue des Centres de Documentation et d'Information
  • Office pour la Promotion et l'Animation des Livres pour la Jeunesse
  • A short biography that tells all about the commitment of this man, his passion for Africa, his intelligence and sensitivity. For children, an exemplary account for whom “nothing is impossible when you believe in the reality of your dreams”.

    Lire et faire lire. Sélection jeunesse 2014