Ousmane Sembène





Ousmane Sembène


Born
in Ziguinchor, Casamance, Senegal south of The Gambia
January 01, 1923

Died
June 09, 2007


Ousmane Sembène often credited in the French style as Sembène Ousmane in articles and reference works, was a Senegalese film director, producer and writer. The Los Angeles Times considered him one of the greatest authors of Africa and has often been called the "Father of African film."

Average rating: 3.84 · 2,249 ratings · 139 reviews · 20 distinct works · Similar authors
God's Bits of Wood

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3.91 avg rating — 1,641 ratings — published 1960 — 19 editions
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Xala

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3.53 avg rating — 410 ratings — published 1973 — 10 editions
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Le Mandat, précédé de Véhi ...

3.93 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1969 — 5 editions
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Tribal Scars and Other Stories

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3.82 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1974 — 3 editions
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Black Docker

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4.20 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1956 — 5 editions
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O Pays, Mon Beau Peuple!

4.21 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1975 — 2 editions
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The Last of the Empire: A S...

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3.86 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1983 — 2 editions
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Niiwam and Taaw (African Wr...

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Guelwaar: Roman

3.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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L'harmattan

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1980 — 2 editions
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More books by Ousmane Sembène…
“Real misfortune is not just a matter of being hungry and thirsty; it is a matter of knowing that there are people who want you to be hungry and thirsty”
Ousmane Sembène, God's Bits of Wood

“However long it stays in the river the tree-trunk will never turn into a crocodile.”
Ousmane Sembène, Xala

“At the moment the eyes of the body closed, the eyes of the mind were opened.”
Ousmane Sembène, God's Bits Of Wood

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