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"Baich, Laura J" <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 29 Apr 2010 13:31:41 -0400
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Indiana University Press is pleased to announce the recent publication of:
Ousmane Sembčne
The Making of a Militant Artist
Samba Gadjigo
Translated by Moustapha Diop. Foreword by Danny Glover
"Samba Gadjigo has undertaken a very important task, that of writing the
first biography of one of the best-known and most influential African
writers<and the founder of the continent's cinema<Ousmane Sembčne."
<Christopher L. Miller, author of The French Atlantic Triangle
Samba Gadjigo presents a unique personal portrait and intellectual history
of novelist and filmmaker Ousmane Sembčne. Though Sembčne has persistently
deflected attention away from his personality, his life, and his past,
Gadjigo has had unprecedented access to the artist and his family. This book
is the first comprehensive biography of Sembčne and contributes a critical
appraisal of his life and art in the context of the political and social
influences on his work. Beginning with Sembčnešs life in Casamance, Senegal,
and ending with his militant career as a dockworker in Marseilles, Gadjigo
places Sembčne into the context of African colonial and postcolonial culture
and charts his achievements in film and literature. This landmark book
reveals the inner workings of one of Africašs most distinguished and
controversial figures.
218 pp., 5 b&w illus.
cloth 978-0-253-35413-6 $50.00
paper 978-0-253-22151-3 $19.95
For more information, visit:
For Instructors:
If you are interested in adopting this book for course use, please see our
exam copy policy:
Laura Baich
Electronic Marketing Manager
Indiana University Press
812-855-8287 | 812-856-0415 (fax)

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