Bibliography of Works

by or about African Women in the Moving Image

Bibliographie des oeuvres

par/sur les femmes africaines d’images


Bibliography | Bibliographie




Pereira, Ana Cristina. Das Margens para o Ecrã: Mulheres na Ficção Cinematográfica Moçambicana. Interseccionalidade, comunicação e cultura: (entre)cruzamentos de matrizes de opressão e privilégio, Ex aequo  no.35 Lisboa jun. 2017

Petrolle, Jean and Virginia Wright Wexman, ed. "Safi Faye and Trinh T. Minh-Ha." Women and experimental filmmaking. Urbana : University of Illinois, 2005.

Petty, Sheila. "Relational Constructs: Discourses of Gender in Taafe Fanga." Critical Approaches to African Cinema Discourse edited by Nwachukwu Frank Ukadike. Lexington Books, 2014, 193-208.

Petty, Sheila. "Aesthetic and narrative strategies in the films of selected African women directors." Journal of African Cinemas 4: 2, 2012, pp. 144-155.

Petty, Sheila. Pugnacité et pouvoir : la représentation des femmes dans les films d’Ousmane Sembène. In Présence Francophone 71, 2008, 20-40.

Petty, Sheila. “Mapping the African ‘I’: Representations of Women in La noire de… and Histoire d’Orokia.” Social Identities, Vol. 6 Number 3, September 2000, pp. 305-322.

Petty, Sheila. "Black African Feminist Film-Making?" In: African Experiences of Cinema, ed., Imruh Bakari and Mbye Cham. London: British Film Institute, 1996, pp. 185-193.

Petty, Sheila J. "'How an African Woman Can Be': African Women Filmmakers Construct Women." Discourse, Spring 1996, 72-88.

Petty, Sheila. "Miseria: Towards an African Feminist Framework of Analysis." Iris (New Discourses of African Cinema/Nouveaux discours du cinéma africain), special editor, N. Frank Ukadike, no. 18, Spring 1995, pp. 137-145.

Petty, Sheila J. 1995.  “(Re)Presenting the Self: Identity and Consciousness in the Feature Films of Safi Faye”. International Women’s Writing: New Landscapes of Identity, eds. Anne E. Brown and Marjanne E. Gooze. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Petty, Sheila. "La représentation des femmes dans le cinéma africain." In: Films d’Afrique, ed., Michel Larouche. Montréal: Guernica, 1991, pp. 127-141.

Petty, Sheila. “Images of Women and Oppression in ‘Francophone’ West African Film.” Canadian Journal of Communication, vol. 14, no. 3, 1989.

Petty, Sheila. "La femme dans le cinéma d’Afrique noire."  Université de Paris IV, 1988. Ph.D. dissertation on the woman in the cinema of black Africa.

Pfaff, Françoise. "Les femmes dans le cinéma sénégalais." Françoise Pfaff, In A l'écoute du cinéma sénégalais. Paris: Harmattan, 2010.

Pfaff, Françoise. "Entretien avec Angele Diabang Brener." Françoise Pfaff, In A l'écoute du cinéma sénégalais. Paris: Harmattan, 2010.

Pfaff, Françoise. "Entretien avec Khady Sylla." Françoise Pfaff, In A l'écoute du cinéma sénégalais. Paris: Harmattan, 2010.

Pfaff, Françoise. "Entretien avec Aicha Thiam." Françoise Pfaff, In A l'écoute du cinéma sénégalais. Paris: Harmattan, 2010.

Pfaff, Françoise. “Les femmes africaines dans les films de Sembène.” In Sembène Ousmane (1923-2007). Paris: Africultures, 2009, pp 153-160.

Pfaff, Françoise. "Sarraounia: An Epic of Resistance: Interview with Med Hondo." Women with Open Eyes, Women and African Cinema, ed., Kenneth W. Harrow. Matatu 19, 1997, pp. 151-158.

Pfaff, Françoise. "Eroticism and Sub-Saharan African Films." Zast: Zeitschrift fur Afrikastudien, nos. 9-10, 1991, pp. 5-16.

Pfaff, Françoise. Twenty-five Black African Filmmakers. Westport: Greenwood Press. Chapters on Safi Faye and Sarah Maldoror, including a filmography and comprehensive bibliography, 1988.

Pfaff, Françoise. “Researching Africa on Film. Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, no. 31, March 1986, pp. 50, 57.

Pfaff, Françoise. The Cinema of Ousmane Sembene, A Pioneer of African Film. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1984.

Pfaff, Françoise. "Three Faces of Africa: Women in Xala." Jump Cut, July 1982, pp. 27-31.

Phoba, Monique Mbeka. "De nouvelles pistes pour la FEPACI entretien de Monique Mbeka Phoba avec Seipati Bulane-Hopa secrétaire générale actuelle de la Fepaci." February 2009. Africultures (Last accessed June 2011).

Piétrus, Fabienne. "MCM Africa, première chaîne musicale africaine." Profile of two women at MCM Africa, the first African music channel: Sempé, Host and Seynabou Sy, Director of Programming. Amina, no. 336, April 1998, p. 20.

Pillay, Maganthrie. “Who is Making the Black Woman’s Film?” Agenda, No. 49 (2001) pp. 61-65.

Piotrowska, Agnieszka. "Gender, class and tradition in Zimbabwe - Rumbi Katedza's Playing Warriors. Black and White: Cinema, politics and the arts in Zimbabwe. Routledge, 2016.

Posch, Doris Cultural Heritage and Popular Cultures: The Revolution Won't Be Televised And Its Global Reception. Critical Interventions, Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture, Volume 11, 2017 - Issue 3, pp 301-317.

Pouya, André-Marie. Interview with Thérèse Sita-Bella. Amina, no. 233, September 1989, p. 44.

Pride, Ray. “Woman is the Future of Man: Ousmane Sembène on Moolaadé. Cinema Scope 21, 2004.

Prinsloo, Aidan. "Nollywood and the Femme Fatale". Consultancy Africa, 2011. (Last accessed October 2011)

Pugsley, Bronwen. The Practice of Documentary: Women's Filmmaking in Sub-Saharan Africa. PhD Thesis. The University of Nottingham, 2012.



Issa Rae. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. New York: Atria Books, 2015.

Rahman, Awataf Abdel. "Women's Image in the Egyptian Mass Media." Women and the Mass Media in Africa: Case Studies of Sierra Leone, the Niger and Egypt. African Training and Research Centre for Women/Voluntary Fund for the United Nations Decade for Women. Research Series, Addis Ababa, 1981, pp. 21-28.

Rapfogel, Jared and Richard Porton. “The Power of Female Solidarity: An Interview with Ousmane Sembene. Ousmane Sembène : interviews. Annett Busch and Max Annas, eds. Jackson: University of Mississippi, 2008.

Reid, Mark A. "Dialogic Modes of Representing Africa(s): Womanist Film." In: Cinemas of the Black Diaspora: Diversity, Dependence and Oppositionality, ed., Michael T. Martin, Detroit: Wayne State University, 1995, pp. 56-69.

Reid, Mark A. "Black Feminism and the Independent Film." In: Redefining Black Cinema, Mark A. Reid, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993, pp. 109-125.

Regester, Charlene B. African American Actresses: The Struggle for Visibility, 1900-1960. Indiana University Press, 2010.

Revue Noire, no. 8, 1993, p. 12. "Fanta Nacro, Un certain matin." (Special cinema issue).

Revue Noire, no. 8, 1993, p. 20. "Ngozi Onwurah, Coffee Coloured Children." (Special cinema issue).

Revue Noire,no. 8, 1993, p. 10. "Oumou Sy, A Dressmaker's Faith." (Special cinema issue).

Richard, Benon B. Profile of Rosine Yanogo, Burkina Faso-Actress. Amina, no. 302, June 1983, p. 23.

Rosati, Luigi. Profile of Hanny Tchelley, Ivory Coast-Actress. Amina, no. 224, December 1988, p. 32.

Robin, Diana and Ira Jaffe, eds. Redirecting the Gaze: Gender, Theory, and Cinema in the Third World. State University of New York Press, 1998.

Robins, Melinda B. “Africa’s Women/Africa’s Women Journalists: Critical Perspectives on Internet Initiatives.” Southeastern Regional Seminar in African Studies (SERSAS), 2000. (Last accessed June 2011).

Ruelle, Catherine. "La place de la femme." L'Afrique Littéraire (Special number on Sembene Ousmane), ed., Daniel Serceau, no. 76, 1985. pp. 80-83.


Salhi, Zabia S. "Maghrebi Women Film-Makers and the Challenge of Modernity: Breaking Women's Silence." (In) Sakr, Naomi (ed.). Women and Media in the Middle East: Power Through Self-Expression. London/New York: I.B. Tauris. Library of Modern Middle East Studies #41. 2004.

Sama, Emmanuel. "Le cinéma au féminin sort ses griffes, 'Un certain matin' avec Régina Fanta Nacro," Amina, no. 265, May 1992, pp. 22-21.

Sama, Emmanuel.  "African Cinema in the Feminine: A Difficult Birth Giving." (Summary of the Historical African Women in the Cinema Workshop, FESPACO 1991). Ecrans d'Afrique, no. 1, 2nd quarter, 1992, p. 70.

Sarr, Ibrahima.  Interview with Safi Faye. Sud Week-end, October 1996.

Schmidt, Nancy. "Sub-Saharan African Women Filmmakers: Agendas for Research." Women with Open Eyes, Women and African Cinema, ed., Kenneth W. Harrow. Matatu 19, 1997, pp. 163-190. Includes filmography.

Schultz, Kate. Interview with Raja Amari. (Last accessed June 2011).

Sé, Anne Khady. "Mariam Thinks Positive." Profile of Mariam Kaba, Guinea-Actress. Ecrans d'Afrique, no. 20, 2nd quarter, 1997, p. 36.

Sezirahiga, Jadot. Interview with Sarah Maldoror, Guadeloupe-Director. Ecrans d'Afrique, no. 12, 2nd quarter, 1995, p. 6.

Sezirahiga, Jadot. Profile of Kadiatou Konaté, Mali-Director. Ecrans d'Afrique, no. 8, 2nd quarter, 1994, p. 28.

Shaka, Femi Okiremuette and Ola Nnennaya Uchendu “Gender Representation in Nollywood Video Film Culture”. The Crab: Journal of Theatre and Media Arts. No. 7, June 2012, 1-30.

Shohat, Ella and Robert Stam. Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media. (London and New York: Routledge, 1994).

Signate, Ibrahima. Un cinéaste rebelle: Med Hondo. (Paris: Présence Africaine, 1994). Med Hondo discusses the place of women in Africa and African film: "Les Femmes," pp. 79-80. 

Siyolwe, Wabei. "Discovery of a Festival." Ecrans d’Afrique, no. 21-22, 3rd-4th quarter, 1997, p. 55.

Siyolwe, Wabei. "The Variety of African Cultures." Ecrans d’Afrique, nos. 21-22, 3rd-4th quarter, 1997, p. 67.

Souyah, Malika. Josza Anjembe, Réalisatrice hors cadre. Amina No. 574, 2018.

Sow, Moussa. Women in Sembène's films: spatial reconfigurations and cultural meanings. In Ousmane Sembène and the politics of culture. Eds. Lifongo Vetinde and Amadou T. Fofana. Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2015.

Speciale, Alessandra. Profile of Viola Shafik, Tunisia-Director. Ecrans d’Afrique, nos. 9-10, 3rd-4th quarter, 1994, p. 32.

Speciale, Alessandra. "A Threefold Trial: African, Female and Actress." Portrait of Naky Sy Savane, Ivory Coast and Félicité Wouassi, Cameroon. Ecrans d’Afrique, no. 7, 1st quarter, 1994, p. 24.

Speciale, Alessandra. Interview with Oumou Sy, Senegal-Costume designer. Ecrans d’Afrique, no. 2, 3rd quarter, 1992, p. 104.

Stringer, Julian. "On the Rise: The Work of Ngozi Onwurah." CineAction, no. 37, 1995, pp. 38-48.

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