David Diop

January 2006
Academy of American Poets -- Biographies of American Poets;2006, p396
A biography of poet David Diop is presented. He was born David Mandessi Diop in Bordeaux, France on July 9, 1927 to a Cameroonean mother and a Sengalese father. Among the books of poetry he had written are "Coups de pilon," "Selections, and "Hammer Blows and Other Writings." He was killed in an airplane crash traveling home to France from Senegal.


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