14.03.2012 - UNESCO Office in Dakar

Discovering Senegal’s cultural heritage through comic book


Follow the three pupils Ismail, Dior and Fabrice on a trip through Senegal to discover the country’s rich cultural heritage.

A 20-page comic book entitled "A la découverte de l’héritage culturel du Sénégal", describes how these three youngsters travel with their uncle to visit natural and cultural sites of interest in the 14 regions of Senegal. He also let them discover the custodians of oral heritage and traditional knowledge.

“This tangible and intangible heritage is so often disregarded and not valued,” says Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta, Director of UNESCO’s Office in Dakar, Senegal.

“We hope to incite young Senegalese to not only discover the cultural heritage of their country but also remind them of the importance of preserving this heritage,” she adds.

The children's book is published by UNESCO’s Office in Dakar, Senegal. It is available online and in French only.

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