country of citizenship:
language of expression: French
occupation: writer, novelist
award received: Prix Renaudot, Grand prix littéraire d'Afrique noire, Grand prix de la francophonie, grand prix du roman métis
Thierno Saïdou Diallo, usually known as Tierno Monénembo (born 1947 in Porédaka), is a Francophone Guinean novelist and biochemist. Born in Guinea, he later lived in Senegal, Algeria, Morocco, and finally France since 1973. He has written eight books in all and was awarded the 2008 prix Renaudot for The King of Kahel (le Roi de Kahel).
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