With this collection of thirteen stories, Sembene broadens the scope of his artistry. The texts assemble here range from tales (“Mahomoud Fall”), to fables (“Communaute”), short stories (“Devant l’histoire,” “Prise de conscience,” “La noire de…, ” and “Voltaique,” a story on the origin of tribal scars). The themes in these stories range from the portrayal of African exiles and polygamy to women’s power and political consciousness.

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