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ASA 2014: Cartooning in Africa

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The annual African Studies Association conference met last month in Indianapolis and among its numerous, fascinating sessions was one dedicated to cartooning in Africa. Presenting in the session were, Dr. Baba Jallow from Creighton University, Dr. Alexie Tcheuyap from the University of Toronto, Dr. Tejumola Olaniyan from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Dr. Paula Callus from Bournemouth University. Each panel member presented on various aspects of political cartooning and animation from Africa, the following is a brief synopsis on the papers presented.


Africa Is a Country Reviews Africa Cartoons

aiac_2-659x509Africa is a Country is doing an on-going series on African digital archives and recently stumbled upon AfricaCartoons.com. Read the excellent review by Liz Timbs here.

Kenyan Political Cartoonist Exhibit and Talk on the Changing Global Landscape

Gado ExhibitUW-Madison Libraries News and Events covers the AfricaCartoons exhibit, “Africa & China: the Political Cartoons of Gado,” which will be up in Memorial Library through the month of May.

“Cartoonists : Foot Soldiers of democracy” at the Cannes Film Festival!

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On April 17th, the Cannes Film Festival announced the official selection of the film, Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy (Caricaturistes – Fantassins de la démocratie). The film is directed by Stéphanie Valloato and produced by Rady Mihaileany and features four African cartoonists:
Willis from Tunis (Tunisia), Slim (Algeria), Glez (Burkina Faso), and Zohoré (Ivory Coast).

Click here more information about the film.