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Présence Africaine
25 bis rue des Ecoles 75005
Paris, FR 75005

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Phone: +33 (0)1 43 54 15 88
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Opened: 1949
Founded in 1949 by Alioune Diop, Présence Africaine is the world’s oldest Black-owned independent publishing company.

Présence Africaine is best known for being the first to publish many Frenching speaking African writers including Cheikh Anta Diop, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Ousmane Sembène. They also published the French translations of Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, and Kwame Nkrumah.

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