Manthia Diawara

(Mali) lives and works between Abu Dhabi, New York and Dakar. Professor of Comparative Literature at NYU Abu Dhabi. His works in film or video support include: “A World Opera” (2017); “Negritude, a Dialogue between Soyinka and Senghor” (2015) “Édouard Glissant: A World in Relation” (2009), “Maison Tropicale” (2008), “Rouch in Reverse” (1995) and, together with Ngugi wa Thiong’o, “Sembene Ousmane: The Making of the African Cinema” (1994). His publications include “African Cinema - New Aesthetic and Political Forms” (with Lydie Diakhaté, 2011), “We Won’t Budge: An African Exile in the World” (2008/”We Won’t Budge: An African Exile in the World”, 2003), “BlackAmerican Cinema: Aesthetics and Spectatorship” (1993), “African Cinema: Politics and Culture” (1992) and “In Search of Africa” (1998). His essays on the culture of African diasporas have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, LA Times, Libération, Mediapart, Artforum, among others.

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