Tag Archives: Oumarou Ganda

Jean Rouch – Moi, un noir AKA I, a Negro (1958)

A group of young Nigerians leave the savannah to work in the Ivory Coast. They end up in Treichville, a poor quarter of Abidjan, lost and rootless in modern civilisation. The hero, who narrates his own story, calls himself Edward J. Robinson in homage to the American actor. Like him, his friends have adopted pseudonyms intended to create, symbolically, an ideal personality. Read More »

Oumarou Ganda – Le wazzou polygame AKA The Polygamous Wazzou (1971)

A practicing Muslim takes title of al-Hajj on his return from Mecca. However, this doesn’t stop him from lusting after the young Satou, promised to Garba. Furious, Garba feels he has no choice but to leave the village for the town. Yet a more serious tragedy is afoot. Read More »