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The first African and Black winner of the 'Nobel prize for architecture' receives a hero's welcome

Diébédo Francis Kéré, the first African and Black winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Image: REUTERS/Anne Mimault

Thiam Ndiaga

Writer, Freelance

Anne Mimault

Writer, Freelance

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Francis Kéré attends a ceremony that was held by traditional leaders to honor his achievements.
Francis Kéré attends a ceremony that was held by traditional leaders to honour his achievements. Image: REUTERS/Anne Mimault
Francis Kéré poses for a photograph in his house with his father's and his daughter's pictures.
Francis Kéré poses for a photograph in his house with his father's and his daughter's pictures. Image: REUTERS/Anne Mimault
The secondary school that was built by Francis Kéré in Gando is pictured.
Students attend their final exam at the secondary school that was built by Francis Kéré in Gando. Image: REUTERS/Anne Mimault

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The library that was built by Francis Kéré in Gando is pictured.
Girls study for their final exam as they sit in front of the library that was built by Francis Kéré in Gando. Image: REUTERS/Anne Mimault
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