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21 January 2022

African women's cinematic journeying: searching, rediscovering, becoming...rebirth

African women's cinematic journeying
…searching, becoming...rebirth by Beti Ellerson

African women of the screen navigate frontiers, negotiate relocations, displacements, re-emplacements, redefine home. Whether in African or extra-African environments, they inscribe these imaginaries in their films. Some relate fantastical possibilities, others autobiographical journeying, both of which problematize evolving identities on the timeline of their life stories. Hence, traveling, sojourning and relocating across myriad environments involve re-fashioning or ultimately expanding the identities of African women's cinemas.

These cinematic journeys, imaginary or real, follow itinerate paths, pauses and reshifts, stops and recovery. Hence, an exploration of African women's exilic peregrinations or peripatetic voyaging on re-imagined, (re)discovered, (re)discovered lives, landscapes.

Notes to continue…

A selection of articles on the African Women in Cinema Blog about African women's cinematic journeying (with ongoing updating):

Christiane Kouraogo: The Retour

Baya Medhaffar: Festina | Lente

Souad Douibi: M9kawda

Rim Temimi: Manco Moro

Samantha Biffot: Mami Wata Series

Nina Khada: Je me suis mordue la langue

Matamba Kombila: Mundele n: blanche, étrangère

Nana Hadiza Akawala: Bibata est partie (Bibata is gone)
Ng'endo Mukii's Kitwana's Journey, animation film

Laurentine Bayala: Au fantôme du père (To the Ghost of the Father)

Beti Ellerson: On-Screen Narratives, Off-Screen Lives

Beti Ellerson: Traveling Gazes

Astrid Ariane Atodji: Suffering is a school of wisdom

Eliaichi Kimaro: Tracing her Tanzanian Roots

Claude Haffner: Footprints of my other

Theresa Traore Dahlberg: Taxi Sister

Iman Kamel: Beit Shaar | Nomad's Home

Sarah Bouyain: Notre etrangere | The Place in-between

Gendered Representations of Africans in the French Hexagon

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