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Ousmane Sembène : the making of a militant artist

Author: Samba Gadjigo
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a portrait and intellectual history of novelist and filmmaker Ousmane Sembene. This book offers a comprehensive biography of Sembene and contributes a critical appraisal of his life and art  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gadjigo, Samba, 1954-
Ousmane Sembène.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)658884914
Named Person: Ousmane Sembène; Ousmane Sembène; Sembène Ousmane
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samba Gadjigo
ISBN: 9780253354136 0253354137 9780253221513 025322151X
OCLC Number: 313659212
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Translation of: Ousmane Sembène : une conscience africaine : genèse d'un destin hors du commun. Paris : Homnisphères, c2007.
Description: xxvi, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. On the banks of a mighty river : Ousmane Sembène's childhood --
Casamance --
At the crossroads of cultures --
Youth and its discontents --
Colonial violence --
pt. 2. Dakar : the turbulent years --
The Lebu ghettos of Dakar Plateau --
The world of labor --
The experience of racism --
"Here we come, Marshal!" --
pt. 3. Dakar in the postwar period --
The winds of change --
The moment of truth --
pt. 4. The making of a militant-artist --
"The village" --
The docker --
The militant --
The fire-giver --
Conclusion --
Biographical landmarks.
Other Titles: Ousmane Sembène.
Responsibility: Samba Gadjigo ; translated by Moustapha Diop ; with a foreword by Danny Glover.

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