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This article broadens the discussion of translingual writing by exploring how it functions in a specific postcolonial context. Senegal remains a stronghold of Francophone literature, but African languages permeate this writing. Most recently, under more deregulated language and publishing policies, writers have published both in Wolof and in French. Following a discussion of this historical context, this article focuses on the translingual practice of contemporary writer Fatou Diome. It explores how this author uses her platform as a popular writer in France to incorporate other languages into her later work but problematizes the linguistic philosophies of her predecessors.