Bibliography of Works

by or about African Women in the Moving Image

Bibliographie des oeuvres

par/sur les femmes africaines d’images

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Bibliography | Bibliographie





Mackanga, Bindza. Profile of Sheila Comlan, Niger-Actress. Amina, no. 204, August, 1987, p. 17.

MacRae, Suzanne H. "The Mature and Older Women of African Film." Women with Open Eyes, Women and African Cinema, ed., Kenneth W. Harrow. Matatu 19, 1997, pp. 17-30.

Mafe, Diana Adesola. “Misplaced Bodies: Probing Racial and Gender Signifiers in Ngozi Onwurah’s The Body Beautiful.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies - Volume 29, No. 1, 2008, pp. 37-50.

Makwenda, Joyce Jenje. Women in Film and Television in Zimbabwe: Modern Storytellers. Forthcoming, 2020

Maiga, Cheick Kolla. Interview with Hafsa Z. Koudil, Algeria-Director. Ecrans d’Afrique, no. 12, 2nd quarter, 1995, p. 12.

Maiga, Cheick Kolla. Profile of Aminata Zouré, Burkina Faso-Make-up Artist. Ecrans d’Afrique, no. 3, 1st quarter, 1993, p. 87.

Malanda. Aset. Mes Etoiles noires de Nollywood. 2014.

Maldoror, Sarah. "To Make a Film Means to Take a Position." In: African Experiences of Cinema, ed., Imruh Bakari and Mbye Cham. London: British Film Institute, 1996, pp. 45-47.

Maldoror, Sarah. "Une culture du devenir." In: L’Afrique et le Centenaire du Cinéma/Africa and the Centenary of Cinema, Pan-African Federation of Filmmakers. Paris: Présence Africaine, 1995, pp. 393-394.

Maldoror, Sarah. Third World Perspectives: Focus on Sarah Maldoror (by Sylvia Harvey) Part I. It Takes Time To March, Part II. Monangambee (by Nadja Kasji, Africasie, Paris 1969), Part III. Sarah Maldoror: A Woman in Struggle (excerpted from an interview by Elin Clason from Film & TV, Stockholm). Women and Film, no. 5-6, 1974.

Malkmus, Lizabeth and Roy Armes. Arab and African Filmmaking. London: Zed Press, 1991.

Mamari, K. "Visages de femmes: deux actrices de talent." Profile of Albertine N'Guessan and Carmen Levry, two actresses in the film, Visages de femmes by Désiré Ecaré. Amina, no. 194, October 1986, p. 16.

Mamari, K. Interview with Suzanne Coulibaly, Cote d’Ivoire-Script Supervisor. Amina, no. 303, July 1983, p. 18.

Mandy, Marie. Filming Desire: A Journey Through Women's Film | Filmer le désir – Voyage à travers le cinéma des femmes. 2000. (Distributor: Women Make Movies).

Martin, Angela. “Four Filmmakers from West Africa: Cissé, Faye, N’Diaye, Hondo.” Framework, Issue 11, Autumn 1979, pp. 16-21.

Martin, Michael T., ed. Cinemas of the Black Diaspora: Diversity, Dependence and Oppositionality. Detroit: Wayne State University, 1995.

Marker, Cynthia. "Safi Faye and Sarah Maldoror: Cinecrivaines of African Cinema." Sites, vol. 4, no. 3,fall 2000, pp. 45+.

Marx, Lesley. "Katinka Heyns: Questioning Afrikaans Culture." Women Filmmakers Refocusing. Jacqueline Levitin, Judith Plessis, Valerie Raoul, eds. University of British Columbia Press, 2003, pp. 330-341.

Matewa, Chido. Case Study of Africa Women Filmmakers Trust in Media and the Empowerment of Communities for Social Change. A thesis submitted to the University of Manchester for the degree of PhD in the Faculty of Education, 2002. (Last accessed June 2011).

Mathenge, Lilian Wairimu. Presentation of Women in Kikuyu Film: A Case Study Of Mucii Ni Ndogo. Master Of Arts in Theatre and Film Studies, University Of Nairobi. October, 2016.

Mayne, Judith. Book Review: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster. Women Filmmakers Of The African And Asian Diaspora: Decolonizing The Gaze, Locating Subjectivity and Kenneth W. Harrow, Ed. With Open Eyes: Women And African Cinema. In Research in African Literatures. Spring 1999, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 238-240.

Mbow, Penda. “Le féminisme, stimulant de la production culturelle chez les Africaines.” (Féminisme en Afrique) Tunisiennes d’aujourd’hui, 2008. (Last accessed June 2011).

McCluskey, Audrey Thomas, ed. Frame by Frame III: A Filmography of the African Diasporan Image, 1994-2004. Indiana University Press, 2007.

Mdege, Norita. Representations of Women’s Agency in African Anti-colonial Struggles: The Case of Sambizanga (1972) and Mapantsula (1988), Critical Arts, 31:5, 45-60, 2018.

Mendy, Georges. "Quatre communicatrices gabonaises. Leur atout: le réalisme." Profile of four women in the media in Gabon: Angéle Revignet, Videomaker; Laure Makagha, News announcer; Ntsmae Marie-Clarie Obame, Radio technician; Ntsame Eyogho, Video editor. Amina, no. 285, January 1994, p. 16.

Mendy, Renee.  Interview with Mariama Hima, Niger-Director/Ambassador to France as of 1997. Amina, no. 328, August 1997, p. 15.

Miglioli, Corinne. Portrait of Palesa Letlaka-Nkosi, South Africa-Director. Ecrans d’Afrique, nos. 21-22, 3rd-4th quarter, 1997, p. 41.

Mire, Soraya. “A Wrongful Rite”. Essence, June 1994, p. 42.

Missouri, Montré Aza. Black Magic Woman and Narrative Film: Race, Sex and Afro-Religiosity. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Mistry, Jyoti and Antje Schuhmman, eds. Gaze Regimes: Film and Feminisms in Africa. WITS University Press, 2015.

M’mugu-Schelling, Flora. “In the steps of the pioneers: The problems that beset the founders of AFrican cinema continue to dog today’s film makers.” Index on Censorship 3/1991. (Extracted from a paper given at an Africa Centre Conference at the National Film Theatre, London, June 1990.)

Morganti, Nike. "Anta and Lingère: Portraits of Women." Ecrans d’Afrique, no. 24, 2nd quarter, 1998, p. 54.

Mortimer, Mildred. “Nouveau regard, nouvelle parole: le cinéma d’Assia Djebar.” Women with Open Eyes, Women and African Cinema, ed., Kenneth W. Harrow. Matatu 19, 1997, pp. 93-110.

Mortimer, Mildred. “Reappropriating the Gaze in Assia Djebar's Fiction and Film.” World Literature Today 70, no. 4. Autumn 1996, pp. 859-66.

Mukora, Wanjiku Beatrice. " Beyond Tradition and Modernity: Representations of Identity in Two Kenyan Films." Women Filmmakers Refocusing, eds., Jacqueline Levitin, Judith Plessis, Valerie Raoul. University of British Columbia Press, 2003, pp. 219-228.

Mukora, Wanjiku Beatrice. Disrupting Binary Divisions: Representation of Identity in Saikati and Battle of the Sacred Tree. Master's Thesis, McGill University, Montreal, 1999. (Last accessed March 2009).

Mungai, G. Anne (2012); Political Communication in Film, The impact of political communication in films and how it shapes public opinion. Lambert Academic Publishing.

Mungai, Anne. “Responsibility and Freedom of Expression.” African Experiences of Cinema, ed., Imruh Bakari and Mbye Cham. London: British Film Institute, 1996, pp. 65-66.

Mungai, Anne. “Liberté d’expression et responsabilité.” Presence Africaine (Special issue on Cinema and Liberty: Cinéma et Libertés: Contribution au thème du FESPACO '93), 1993, pp. 25-28. 

Murphy, David. “Mothers, Daughters and Prostitutes: The Representation of Women in Sembene’s Work” Imagining Alternatives in Film and Fiction.  James Currey and Africa World Press, 2000.

Mustafa, Hudita Nura. “Eros, beauty and crisis: notes from Senegal.” Featuring the film Karmen Gei (2002) by Joseph Gaï Ramaka. Feministafrica (last accessed June 2011).


Nanji, Simon. Interview with Félicité Wouassi: "African Directors Lack Imagination." Revue Noire (Special cinema issue), no. 8, 1993, p. 7.

N'daw, Aly N'Keury. "Zalika: Star of Niger films." Ecrans d'Afrique, nos. 5-6, 3rd-4th quarter, 1993, p. 28.

Newman Talibah. “A Look at African Women in Cinema.” Associated Content, 2006.

Ngo-Nguidjol, Emile. "Focusing on Women in African Cinema: An Annotated Bibliography." Women with Open Eyes, Women and African Cinema, ed., Kenneth W. Harrow. Matatu 19, 1997, pp. 191-218.

Niang, Sada. Littérature et cinéma en Afrique francophone: Ousmane Sembène et Assia Djebar. Paris: L'Harmattan, 1996.

Niang, Mouhamedoul A.  An onomastic reading of Ousmane Sembene's Faat Kine. In Ousmane Sembène and the politics of culture. Eds. Lifongo Vetinde and Amadou T. Fofana. Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2015.

Nichols, Lee.  Interview with Tsitsi Dangarembga. ALA Bulletin (African Literature Association), Spring, 1997, pp. 11-16.

Nikiema, Mamounata. "Les cinéastes africains, relais des préocupations de leurs sociétés ?". Groupe d’étude cinéma du réel africain. AfricaDoc Lussas. (Last accessed June 2011).

Nwachukwu-Agbada, J.O.J. "Women in Igbo Language Films: The Virtuous and the Villainous." Women with Open Eyes, Women and African Cinema, ed., Kenneth W. Harrow. Matatu 19, 1997, pp. 67-80.

Nwosu, Joy. 2014. Cinema e Africa: l’immagine dei neri nel cinema bianco e il primo cinema africano. First published in 1968. Roma: Aracne.


Obiaya, Ikechukwu. Nollywood, female audience, and the negotiating of pleasure. In The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Gender, edited by Kristin Lené Hole, Dijana Jelača, E. Ann Kaplan, Patrice Petro. London : Routledge 2016.

Ogazuma, Debrah M. "Film, Video and Development in the 1990's: Challenges/Prospects for the African Woman Director/Producer." A Presentation at the Thirty Third Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association. Baltimore, Maryland, USA, November 1990.

Ogunleye, Foluke. African Film: Looking Back and Looking Forward. Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2014.

Ogunleye, Foluke. Africa through the Eye of the Video Camera. Swaziland: Academic Publ., 2008.

Ogunleye, Foluke. African Video Film Today edited by Foluke Ogunleye. Swaziland: Academic Publ, 2003.

Okioma, Nicodemus and John Mugubi. “Filmmaking in Kenya: The Voyage.” International Journal of Music and Performing Arts June 2015, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 46-61.

Okome, Onookome. "Nollywood, Lagos, and the Good-Time Woman". Research in African Literatures, Vol. 43, No. 4, (Winter 2012), pp. 166-186.

Okome, Onookome. “Les femmes dan le film vidéo nigérian”. CinémAction: Cinemas africains, une oasis dans le désert?, No. 106, 1er trimester 2003, 174-178.

Okunna, Chinyere Stella. “Portrayal of Women in Nigerian Home Video Films: Empowerment or Subjugation?” Africa Media Review, 1996, 10(3): 21-36.

Orlando, Valerie. “The Afrocentric Paradigm and Womanist Agendas in Ousmane Sembène's Faat Kiné (2001)”. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 26(2), 2006, pp. 213-224.

Orlando, Valerie. "African Feminine Transformative Consciousness in Francophone Cinema: Moussa Sene Absa's 'Tableau Ferraille' (1996)." African Identities. Volume 2.2 November, 2004. pp. 189-202.

Oscherwitz, Dayna A twice-told tale : the post-colonial allegory of La noire de (1966) and Faat kine (2000). In Ousmane Sembène and the politics of culture. Eds. Lifongo Vetinde and Amadou T. Fofana. Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2015.

Ouedraogo, Hamidou. Naissance et Evolution du FESPACO, de 1969 à 1973. Ouagadougou, 1995. Within this detailed chronology of FESPACO, there is the presence of women in the higher echelons of the institution of FESPACO, such as Alimata Salembéré, Odette Sanogoh and Simone Mensah.

Ouedraogo, Ousmane. Gender and sexuality in West African francophone cinema (Les représentations de la sexualité dans le cinémas francophone de l'Afrique de l'ouest). Ph.D. thesis, U. of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2008.

Ouedraogo, Noufou. Profile of Dommie Yambo Odotte, Kenya-Director. Ecrans d'Afrique, no. 12, 2nd quarter, 1995, p. 18.

Ouedraogo, Oumdouba. Interview with Anne-Laure Folly, Togo-Director. Amina, no. 277, May 1993, pp. 76-77.


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