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  • Sembène, Ousmane,

Sembène, Ousmane, 1923-2007 (Personal Name)

Preferred form: Sembène, Ousmane, 1923-2007
Used for/see from:
  • Ousmane, Sembène, 1923-2007
  • Sembene, 1923-2007
  • Sāmbīn, ʻUthmān, 1923-2007
  • Sāmbīn, 1923-2007
  • Semben, Usman, 1923-2007

Ô pays, mon beau peuple, 1957.

African authors, 1973: p. 391 (Sembène, Ousmane, b. 1/8/23 Ziguinchor-Casamance, Senegal; novelist, short story writer, director, film-maker)

Hist. dict. of Senegal, 1981: p. 256 (Sembène, Ousmane (1923- ); writer and leading Senegalese film director)

LC data base, 8/14/87 (hdg.: Ousmane, Sembene; usage: Sembene Ousmane, Sembène Ousmane, Ousmane Sembene, Ousmane Sembène; forms without accents used predominantly on English-language translations)

Sāmbīn, 2000: p. 7 (ʻUthmān Sāmbīn)

Mandabi, 1999: credits (Usman Semben)

New York times WWW site, June 11, 2007 (Ousmane Sembène, the Senegalese filmmaker and writer who was a crucial figure in Africa's postcolonial cultural awakening, has died at his home in Dakar, Senegal, aged 84; b. Jan. 1, 1923, in the Casamance region of southern Senegal)

Independent online ed., June 13, 2007 (Ousmane Sembène; b. Jan. 1, 1923, Ziguinchor, Senegal; d. June 9, 2007, Dakar; subversive director known as the "father of African cinema")

Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, accessed September 13, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: Sembène, Ousmane; fiction writer, motion picture producer / director; born 1923 in Cassamance region, Senegal; received little formal education; enlisted in the French colonial army and fought in World War II (1942); participated in the Dakar-Niger railroad strike (1947); enrolled in Gorki Studio, Moscow (1961); returned to Senegal and worked as a film director; created an African cinematic language, the approach he developed became the model for FEPACI film directors; his final film, Moolaade (2004) won awards at Cannes; died 09 January 2007 in Dakar, Senegal)

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