A resource List: Sources on African Photography



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Creating Visual Vocabularies for West Africa

2008


Wilmetta Tolliver-Diallo, Ph.D

Washington University in St Louis



A Resource List:

  1. Sources on African Photography

Anthology of African and Indian Ocean Photographs. Paris: Revue Noire, 1998.

Andre Magnin, ed. Seydou Keita. New York: Contemporary Art Collection, 1997.

In/Sight African Photographers, 1940 to the Present. New York: Guggenheim Museum, 1996.

Okwui Enwezor. The short century: independence and liberation movements in Africa, 1945-1994. New York: Prestel, 2001.

----------. Snap judgments: new positions in contemporary African photography. Gottingen: Steidl, 2006.

Michelle Laumniere. You look beautiful like that: the portraits of Malick Sidibe and Seydou Keita. Cambridge: Harvard University Art Museums; New Haven: Yale University Press, c2001.



  1. Films

Films readily accessible either via St Louis Public libraries or Amazon.com

Absa, Moussa Sene. Ca twiste a Poponguine 9senegal). Cameras Continentales, France 2, RTS, 1993.

Camara, Mohamed. Dakan/Destiny (Guinea). Les Films du 20eme et La Sept Cinema, 1997.

Coele, Issa Serge. Daresalam (Chad). La Sept ARTE, 2000.

Drabo, Adama. Finzan (Mali). Taare Films, C.N.P.C. Mali, Z.D.F. Projekt eine Welt, 1990.

--------. Ta Dona (Mali). Kora Film et le C.N.P.C. Mali, 1991.

Gomes, Flora. Mortu Nega (Guinee Bissau). 1998.

------------. Blue Eyes of Yonta (Guinee Bissau). 1991.

Haroun, Mahamet-Salah. Bye Bye Africa (Chad). Productions de la Lanerne, 1998.

Kabore, Gaston. Wend Kuuni (Burkina Faso). La Direction du Cinema, 1982.

-----------------. Zan Boko (Burkina Faso). 1987.

Kobhio, Bassek ba. Le Grand Blanc de Lambarene/The great white man of Lambarene (Gabon). L.N. production, 1993.

-----------------. Sango Malo (Cameroon). Les Films Terre Africaine, 1991.

Kouyate, Daniel. Keita: Heritage of a Griot (Malian Empire). Les Productions de la Lanterne; Sahelis Productions, 1995.

Mambety, Djibril Diop. Hyenas (Senegal). ADR Productions (Paris), Thelma Film (Zurich), Maag Daan (Dakar), MK2 Productions S.A. (Paris), 1992.

Ngangura, Mweze. Pieces d’Identites (Congo/Belgium). 1998.

Ousemen, Sembene. Faat Kine (Senegal). Filmi Doom Reew Dakar-Senegal, 2001.

--------------. Mandabi (Senegal). Filmi Doom Reew Dakar-Senegal, 1970.

--------------. Moolade (Burkina Faso). Filmi Domireew Senegal present: co-production Direction de la Cinamatographie Nationale, Centre Cinematographique Marocain, Cinetelefim, Les Filmes de la Terre Africaine, 2995.

--------------. Xala (Senegal). Filmi Domireew et Societe nationale cinematographique, 1975.

Rajaonarivelo, Raymond. Quand les etoiles recontrent la mer (Madagascar). Kola Case, 1996.

Sinclair, Ingrid. Flame (Zimbabwe). Black and White Film Company, JBA Production, Onland Productions, 1996.

Sissako, Abderrahmane. Bamako (Mali). 2006

Sissoko, Cheick Oumar. Finzan (Mali). Kora Films, 1990.

-------------------- Guimba, the Tyrant (Mali). Kora Films, 1995.

Teno, Jean-Marie. Afrique, Je te Plumerai/Africa, I will fleece you(Cameroon). Raphia Film Production, 1992.

----------. Clando/Clandestine (Cameroon/Germany). Les Films du Raphia, 1996.

Vendrell, Fernando. Fintar o destino (Cape Verde). David & Golias, 1998.

Various artists. Three Tales from Senegal.

Places to build Film collections

California Newsreel: www.newsreel.org

Global Film Initiative: www.globalfilm.org

New Yorker Films: www.newyorkerfilms.com



  1. Novels of Interest

Achebe, Chinua. Anthills of the Savannah. NY: Anchor Books, 1987.

-----------. A Man of the People. NY: Heinemann, 1966.

----------. Things Fall Apart. London: Anchor Books, 1958.

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. Purple Hibiscus. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2003.

--------------------. Half of a Yellow Sun. NY: Alfred Knopf, 2006.

Aidoo, Ama Ata. Changes: a Love Story. NY: Heinemann, 2004.

Armah Ayi Kwei. The Beautiful Ones are not Yet Born. NY: Heinemann, 1969.

Ba. Amadou Hampate. Fortunes of Wangrin. Paris: UGE, 1973.

Ba, Mariama. So Long a Letter. Dakar: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1979.

--------------. Scarlet Song. Dakar: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1982.

Beti, Mongo. Poor Christ of Bomba. Paris: Ed. Laffont, 1956.

-------------. Mission to Kala. London: MacMillan, 1958.

Beyala, Calixte. Little Prince of Belleville. Paris: Albin Michel, 1998.

Bugul, Ken. The Abandoned Baobab. Dakar: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1982.

Diallo, Nafissatou. De Tilene au Plateau: une enfance dakaroise. Dakar: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1975.

Emecheta, Buchi. Destination Biafra. London: Allison & Busby, 1982.

--------------. Double Yoke. NY: George Braziller, Inc.,1983.

--------------. Joys of Motherhood. NY: George Braziller, Inc.,1979.

Kane, Cheick Amadou. Ambiguous Adventure. Paris: Julliard, 1961.

Kourouma, Ahmadou. Monnew. NY: Mercury House, 1993.

----------------. The Suns of Independence. Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1970.

Laye, Camara. Black Boy. Paris: Presses Pocket, 1953.

Niane, Djibril T. Sundiata: An Epic of an Old Man. London: Longman Group Ltd, 1965

Oyono, Ferdinand. Houseboy. Paris: Heinemann, 1960.

Sembene, Ousmane. Le docker noir. Paris: Debresse, 1956.

---------------. God’s bits of Wood. Paris: Le Livre Comtemporain, 1960.

---------------. Niwam and Tauw: two novellas. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 1992.

---------------. Last of the Empire. Paris: L’Harmattan, 1981.



Sow Fall, Aminata. The Beggar’s Strike. Dakar: Les Nouvelles Eduitions Africaines, 1979.


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