Site about the famous Senegalese moviemaker Djibril Diop Mambety (his brother is the also famous musician Wasis Diop). You will find a short biography, a filmography, sequences of the movie "Hyène" (video file) and an interview. The two first sites (see URLs given above) are slightly different. On one, you will find a button on the very right which shows a short video and audio sequence of Mambety. On the other one, you will find a page "remembrences", where the author of this site tells us how he met Mambety. Mambety's two most famous movies are "Touki Bouki" (1973) and "Hyenas" (1992) an adaptation of Dürrenmatt's "The Visit". ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage of the pan-African Dak'Art - Biennale of the contemporary african art in Dakar, Senegal. You will find infomation about the Biennale since 2000, including infos about the laureates, the magazine Afrik'Arts etc. The English version can be found for each year separately (first click on the year you want to look at and then change the language at the top on the left). ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. It promotes knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. One important goal of the Goethe-Institut is to promote international cultural cooperation by organising a broad variety of events to present German culture. It offers workshops and teacher training seminars for teachers of German as a second language, and also provides an extensive examination programme. The Goethe-Institute in Dakar is in charge not only for Senegal but also for the Gambia and Mauritania.
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Homepage about the French photographer and postcard publisher Edmond Fortier (1862-1928) who settled in Dakar as from 1900 and who then probably was one of the most famous and of the first photographers in former French West Africa (AOF territory). The site shows many of his pictures from different francophone West African countries shortly after 1900.
Also look for the book: David, Philippe, 1987: Inventaire général des cartes postales Fortier. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Informative site about the history of West Africa (mainly francophone) from the point of view of West African historians. You will find documents written by the historians, a database with theses as from 1970 written by West African students in history, a database with names, addresses and research interests of West African historians, a database with the holdings of archives, a bibliography, maps, a timeline with the most important dates of West African history, etc. in West Africa, and further links. The information is classed by general topics as mentioned or by the same topics but classed by country (Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Togo, Niger; some more may be added). ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Website with extensive information about the Soninke who come from Senegal, Mali, Mauritania and Gambia. Under "Autres > Téléchargements" you will find some booklets in Soninke and articles about Soninke for downlnload. Furthermore, you can fins information about their society, culture, history language (with gossary, one thesis, excerpts from books in Soninke, a "teach-Yourself-Soninke" online book, ...), current news in French and Soninké and much more. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Man old and new photographs about Senegal (Dakar, regions, people, Saint-Louis, Île de Gorée, old colonial posters of exhibition etc of French West Africa, etc), old engravings, glass painting, architecture, stamps, bank notes and much more [editors ilissAfrica]