portrait of Mamoudou Lamine Kane

Mamoudou Lamine Kane

Mamoudou Lamine Kane is a Mauritanian poet, journalist and economist. He writes for Mauritian daily newspapers and his own blog, www.mozaikrim.over-blog.com, and is director of the communication structure NEXUS PROD. His poetry gives a characteristic nod to cyclicality in form, and is political in content – covering themes such as the title of the most recent of his three published collections, Les musulmans d'Inal, which recalls an event which has marred Mauritania’s national independence day each year since 28 November 1990, when 28 men were hanged for the crime of being black. His words unstitch the fabric of his homeland, and resonate beyond.

Poems by Mamoudou Lamine Kane