Born in 1970 in Senegal, Mamadou Mahmoud N'Dongo is a French writer, playwright, photographer and filmmaker who grew up in Seine Saint Denis in Drancy and is currently living in Amsterdam. He studied art history, cinema, and literature with Odette Dagan in Paris. He also studied music history at the conservatory of Drancy.
He starts publishing novels and short stories in 1997: L'Histoire du fauteuil qui s'amouracha d'une âme, L'Errance de Sidiki Bâ, Bridge Road, El Hadj, La Géométrie des variables, Mood Indigo, Remington, Les Corps intermédiaires, Kraft, Golda Kane, La Concordance des Temps.
Parallel to his literary work, he began to write for the theater in 2013: Rosa Vermelha, Guatemala, Bruits Bancs, Territoire, Empty, Station, X, Different Maps, Maintenant que je me suis habituée à ta présence, Réfectoire, Heidi H, Il y a ceux qui veulent mourir un jour de pluie.
A photographer since 1991, he is also a filmmaker. Since 1994 he has directed several experimental films: Le Mangeur d'hélium, Solo, L'œil, Different Maps, Heidi H, Alors j’ai préféré la nuit, Rita.