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African Video Art

African Video Art

War, Dreams, and Freedom

Chapter:
(p.325) 27 African Video Art
Source:
Resolutions 3
Author(s):
Myriam-Odile Blin
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816670826.003.0027

This chapter discusses video and new media production in Francophone Africa. It looks at works by Goddy Leye, Guy Wouété, and Achille K from Cameroon; Fatou Kandé Senghor, Art Fang Saar, and Mansour Ciss Kanakassy from Senegal; and Michèle Magema from the Democratic Republic of Congo. It distinguishes individual aesthetics and connects common themes—hunger, war, political repression and torture; AIDS, cholera, and other diseases; the historical trauma of slavery; African Muslim identity; and rare glimpses of freedom of expression, collective reconciliation, and the power of remembrance—shared by these diverse works.

Keywords:   Francophone Africa, video production, new media production, African video art

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