Ousmane Sembène is dead

Ousmane Sembène was one of the greatest writers and film directors in sub-Saharan Africa. He produced and directed the first sub-Saharan African feature film, La noire de…, released in 1966. His book God’s Bits of Wood, first published in French in 1960, is excellent and deserves to be much more widely read.

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