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.
UW-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.
From Cartooning for Peace:
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).
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