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Fiction Archives - Discop Africa

Sense Memory

November 22, 2013 |

In order to create “Aya de Yopougon”, Ivorian comic book writer Marguerite Abouet had to return to her roots and talk to the plants.

As a girl growing up in Ivory Coast, Marguerite Abouet spent weekends with her grandfather, a … Read More

Television as a Cultural Weapon: An Interview with Idrissa Ouedraogo

November 21, 2013 |

Even when legendary, Burkina Faso-born 60-year-old director Idrissa Ouedraogo comes in second place, he’s still arguably doing more to bring African cinema into the modern era than any other working African filmmakers. Consider the history: At the 1990 Cannes Film … Read More

Bye Bye Bedouin?

June 16, 2013 |

For over forty years, the ‘Bedouin series’ Made in Jordan held television viewers in the Arab world spellbound. Today, in competition with the occidental and Turkish series, Jordanian production calls into question and prepares to market a new … Read More