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Traoré, Salimata

Works: 2 works in 29 publications in 5 languages and 992 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1995.9.M45, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Salimata Traoré
Moolaadé by Ousmane Sembène ( Visual )
27 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the village of Djerisso, women tend to their work and children, while men debate in the mosque and make the rules. One day, four young girls appear on Collé's doorstep seeking sanctuary from their coming 'purification' ceremony. Years ago, Collé refused to allow her daughter to undergo the procedure. She takes them in and declares a moolaadé, a protective spirit, or safe zone that will bring a terrible curse upon anyone who breaks it. Thus begins a standoff that escalates into a bloody showdown between tradition and modernization, men and women, and progress and stagnation. Confronting the village elders and red-robed priestesses who perform the ritual, Collé has eyes saddened by experience, but made righteously fiery with the hope that she can reduce the misery of future generations. At 81, Mr. Sembene has made a masterpiece, both a critique of traditional forms of authority and a celebration of the warmth and dynamism of African village life
Moolaadé ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Multiple languages and French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"In a small village in Burkina Faso, four young girls have fled the ritual of 'purification' and seek protection - moolaadé - with Collé, a circumcised woman who helped her own daughter escape excision seven years earlier." [box cover note]
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.27 for Moolaadé ... to 0.47 for Moolaadé ...)