God’s Bits of Wood by Ousmane Sembène

Ousmane Sembène crafts a richly visceral story about a railroad strike in French colonial Africa. There are a large cast of characters that are situated throughout French colonial Africa (primarily Bamako, Thiès,... Read more »

The Last of the Empire by Ousmane Sembène

Doyen Cheikh Tidiane Sall had decided to resign not because of complicity but because he, like the President, was in his eighties. He was as mystified as the rest of his cabinet... Read more »