A depiction of a Senegalese signare by Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur In the ninth chapter of Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities, and Images, Wendy Wilson-Fall examines eighteenth-century Afro-Creole women traders, a subject neglected by scholars. Known as in-betweens, collaborators, and sometimes symbols of Westernization, creolization, and amalgamation in West African and Indian… Continue reading Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 9: Women Merchants and Slave Depots: Saint-Louis, Senegal, and St. Mary’s, Madagascar
President Barack Obama's recent visit to Goree Island, Senegal, was understandably a very emotional one, as it was for Nelson Mandela years ago. Many news reports indicate that the homage paid to the House of Slaves has caused a furor because of disputes on whether is an authentic historical site for slavery. In Public Memory of… Continue reading President Obama visits slave site studied by Ana Lucia Araujo in Public Memory of Slavery: Victims and Perpetrators in the South Atlantic
Cambria Press author Professor Amadou Fofana's book, The Films of Ousmane Sembène: Discourse, Politics, and Culture, was published JUST IN TIME for the 2012 African Studies Association annual meeting! ASA attendees kept asking for the book and were pleased to be able to browse it. Nobody, of course, was more pleased than Professor Fofana himself… Continue reading New Book Launched at the 2012 African Studies Association Annual Meeting!
Ousmane Sembène was a Senegalese film director, producer, and writer whom the Los Angeles Times considered one of the greatest authors of Africa. Often called the "father of African film," Sembène strongly believed that African films should be geared primarily toward educating the masses and making the philosophical quandaries and political issues contested by elites… Continue reading Cambria Press Contemporary Global Performing Arts Series New Book! The Films of Ousmane Sembène – Published Just in Time for the 2012 African Studies Annual Meeting!
The following are discussion questions that the author, Professor Amadou Fofana, helpfully compiled for those who would like to use his book, The Films of Ousmane Sembène: Discourse, Politics, and Culture, for course adoption. (There are no discussion questions for chapter 1, which is an introductory chapter.) Chapter 2: Contextualizing Ousmane Sembène 1) How did the… Continue reading The Films of Ousmane Sembène: Discourse, Culture, and Politics by Amadou Fofana – Discussion Questions