n French Studies in Southern Africa - La Noire de... d'Ousmane Sembène : de l'écrit à l'écran
|Article Title||La Noire de... d'Ousmane Sembène : de l'écrit à l'écran|
|© Publisher:||Association for French Studies in Southern Africa (AFSSA)|
|Journal||French Studies in Southern Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||167 - 187|
|Keyword(s)||Africa, Afrique, Cinematic techniques, France, La Noire de..., Literary techniques, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Ousmane Sembene, Techniques cinematographiques and Techniques litteraires|
Ousmane Sembène, who considered himself to be a "modern griot", felt that cinema rather than literature was a more effective medium to reach his people and deliver his message. As a result, he proceeded to adapt a number of his novels and short stories to the screen. This article examines the way in which Sembène utilises the varied techniques of cinematic art in one of his earlier films La Noire de... to transform his novella of the same name into an art form which is not only more striking but which communicates its message to a much larger audience.
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