Marie Jose Crespin

Born in Benin, from a lawyer father from St Louis and from a French mother, this Senegalese woman with tanned skin and snow-like white hair carries in her genes almost 3 centuries of mixed heritage. But don’t go to telling her that she is the model of the signare woman by excellence.

At almost 73 years, the first magistrate woman from Senegal is the emblematic figure of multicultural island that look at her.

It was in Gore that Marie Jose was elected for 29 years. It is also here, on the ochre terrace of the family home that she receives visitors, feet in the water and the look turn into the wide.