- About Djibril Tamsir Niane
Full name: Djibril Tamsir Niane
Also known as: Djibril Tamsir Niane, Niane, Djibril Tamsir
Professions: Guinean writer and historian
- Djibril Tamsir Niane Biography
Djibril Tamsir Niane (born 9 January 1932) is a historian, playwright, and short story writer, born in Conakry, Guinea.His secondary education was in Senegal and his degree from the University of Bordeaux. He is an honorary professor of Howard University and the University of Tokyo. He is noted for introducing the Epic of Sundiata, about Sundiata Keita (ca 1217-1255), founder of the Mali Empire, to the Western world in 1960 by translating the story told to him by Djeli Mamoudou Kouyate, a griot or traditional oral historian. He also edited Volume IV —Africa from the Twelfth to the Sixteenth Century— of the UNESCO General History of Africa and did other UNESCO projects. He was the father of model Katoucha Niane, (1960–2008).
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