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Felwine Sarr

Felwine Sarr is a Senegalese scholar and writer born the 11th of september 1972 in Niodior, in the Saloum islands. He teaches at the University Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis. His lectures and academic researches focus on economic policies, development economy, econometrics, epistemology and history of religious ideas. He has published to date Dahij (Gallimard 2009), 105 Rue Carnot (Mémoire d'Encrier 2011), Méditations Africaines (Mémoire d'Encrier 2012) and Afrotopia (Philippe Rey 2016) which is an essay wherein he appeals to a conceptual decolonization and a reappropriation of the metaphors of their future by the Africans. He cofounded the publishing house known as Jimsaan, and is also editor of the review Journal of African Transformation (CODESRIA-UNECA). In october 2016, he puts together with Achille Mbembe the Ateliers de la Pensée (the workshops of the thought) which gathers thirty of Afro-diasporic scholars and artists in Dakar and Saint-Louis in order to think the contemporary world’s transformations.

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