Felwine Sarr is a Senegalese academic and writer, lecturing in economic policies, development, economy, econometrics, epistemology and history of religious ideas at the University Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis, Senegal. His book ‘Afrotopia’ was awarded the Grand Prix of Literary Associations in 2016. He is also a publisher and musician, having released three song collections to date.
Felwine Sarr: academic, writer and musician
In 2018, Sarr and French art historian Bénédicte Savoy were asked by the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, to investigate the state of African heritage in French museums. As a result of this, Macron commissioned a report on the possibilities of restitution of African cultural heritage from France to Africa (‘Rapport sur la restitution du patrimoine culturel africain’).
The Report on the restitution of African cultural heritage was presented to Macron in November 2018 and is published online in an official French version with an English translation.
Felwine Sarr appears at the AfriCourage festival in Banjul on December 28th, 2019.
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