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Diallo, Yacine  

Karen Smid

Guinean socialist politician and educator, was born on 18 October 1897 in the town of Labe, located in the Fouta Djallon region of Guinea. His father, Thierno Bacar Diallo, was an adviser to a prominent Fouta Djallon chief, Alpha Yaya Diallo. His mother was Djenabou Diallo. Yacine Diallo was named after the thirty-sixth chapter in the Qurʾan (Yasin), which, according to legend, his father was reading at the time of his birth.

As a child, Diallo excelled both in his qurʾanic education and in the French colonial schools. He was accepted at age seventeen into the prestigious École Normale Supérieure William Ponty (Willam Ponty School) in Gorée, Senegal. Diallo graduated three years later, certified to work as a teacher.

From 1917 to 1945 Diallo was employed by the French colonial government in schools throughout Guinea During this time he built relationships with members of ethnic groups other ...


González, José Luis  

Carmen Rosario

who described himself as a Puerto Rican writer, a Mexican university professor, and a socialist, was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on 8 March 1926, the only son of José González, of Puerto Rico, and Mignot Coiscou Henriquez, who belonged to a prominent Dominican family. Belonging to the 1950s generation of Puerto Rican writers, his immense literary work mostly reflects his concern for the less privileged classes, both in Puerto Rico and in New York, and the sociopolitical situation in Puerto Rico. He worked in various literary genres, such as short stories, novels, and essays.

The first five years of González’s life in the Dominican Republic left a deep impression on his soul. In his autobiographical book La luna no era de queso (The Moon Was Not Made of Cheese, 1988 he wrote that there was a proud and decisive Dominican still living within his heart Nevertheless ...