Author

Tierno Monénembo

Guineane writer

1947   -  

country of citizenship: Guinea
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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