WorldCat Identities

Diarra, Hélène

Works: 8 works in 60 publications in 5 languages and 2,280 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1995.9.M45, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Hélène Diarra
Moolaadé by Ousmane Sembène ( Visual )
32 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 996 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
Bamako by Abderrahmane Sissako ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Melé, a bar singer, and her unemployed husband Chaka are on the verge of breaking up. In the courtyard of the house they share with other families in Bamako, the capital city of Mali, African civil society representatives have taken proceedings against such international financial institutions as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, whom they blame for Africa's woes. As numerous trial witnesses air bracing indictments against the multinational economic machinery that haunts them, life in the courtyard presses forward
Code inconnu récit incomplet de divers voyages = Code unknown : incomplete tales of several journeys ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a bustling Paris street corner, four separate lives intersect, interweaving the stories of a promising actress, her photojournalist boyfriend, a teacher of African descent, and a Romanian illegal immigrant. A portrait of life in a fractured, lonely world
Taafe fanga Pouvoir de pagne = Skirt power ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in Bambara and French and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In an eighteenth century Dogon village, the women terrorize the men into assuming traditional women's roles
Bamako by Abderrahmane Sissako ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Moolaadâe ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A woman invokes a curse to save several girls from female circumcision and faces the anger of her fellow villagers
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]
Bamako ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Spielfilm, Drama. - Melé ist Sängerin in einer Bar, ihr Mann arbeitslos. Sie teilen sich mit anderen Bewohnern den Hinterhof eines Hauses in Malis Hauptstadt Bamako, der zudem noch von Hühnern und Ziegen bevölkert wird, durch den Hochzeitsgesellschaften ziehen und wo regelmäßig der große Waschtag zelebriert wird. Und mitten in diesem bunten Kosmos des afrikanischen Alltagslebens findet eine Gerichtsverhandlung statt, in der Vertreter der afrikanischen Zivilgesellschaft Klage erheben gegen die Machenschaften des internationalen Währungsfonds IWF und die Entwicklungspolitik der Weltbank, die mit ihren Projekten und Planungen das Land zugrunde richten. Doch während der Prozess spannungsgeladen mit Zeugenberichten und Plädoyers voranschreitet, geht das Leben im Hof munter und heiter seinen normalen Gang. Hier vermischen sich die Alltagsgeschäfte mit der sonst so gedämpften Sphäre der exklusiven Gerichtssäle der Hauptstadt
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.33 (from 0.27 for Moolaadé ... to 0.73 for Taafe fang ...)
Alternative Names
Diarra Hélène
Diarra, Maimouna Helene