Manthia Diawara

Manthia Diawara, Professor of Cultural Theory and Film at The European Graduate School / EGS.

WORKS

Books

African Film: New Forms of Aesthetics and Politics

Diawara, Manthia. African Film: New Forms of Aesthetics and Politics. Prestel, 2010. ISBN: 3791343424

Neues Afrikanisches Kino Ästhetik und Politik

Diawara, Manthia. Neues Afrikanisches Kino Ästhetik und Politik. Translated by Herwig Engelmann. Prestel, 2010. ISBN: 3791343432

Bamako, Paris, New York

Diawara, Manthia. Bamako, Paris, New York. Présence Africaine, 2004. ISBN: 2708707795

Malick Sibide: Photographs

Diawara, Manthia, Gunilla Knape, and Andre Magnin. Malick Sibide: Photographs. Steidl, 2004. ISBN: 3882439734

We Won’t Budge: An African Exile in the World

Diawara, Manthia. We Won’t Budge: An African Exile in the World. Basic Civitas Books, 2003. ISBN: 0465017096

En Quête d'Afrique

Diawara, Manthia. En Quête d'Afrique. Translated by AïdaSy-Wonyu. Présence Africaine, 2001. ISBN: 2708707361

Blackface

Diawara, Manthia, and David Levinthal. Blackface. Arena, 1999. ISBN: 1892041065

In Search of Africa

Diawara, Manthia. In Search of Africa. Harvard University Press, 1998. ISBN: 0674446119

African Cinema: Politics and Culture

Diawara, Manthia. African Cinema: Politics and Culture. Indiana University Press, 1992. ISBN: 0253317045

Articles

Frames of resistance

Diawara, Manthia, "Frames of resistance." Artforum Vol. 53, No. 5 (2015): 75-76, 78.

All the difference in the world

Diawara, Manthia, "All the difference in the world." Artforum Vol. 52, No. 6 (2014): 160-167.

Kader Attia, une poétique de la réappropriation

Diawara, Manthia, " Kader Attia, une poétique de la réappropriation." Littérature Vol. 174, No. 2 (2014): 53-62.

Architecture as colonial discourse : Angela Ferreira's Maison tropic ales

Diawara, Manthia, "Architecture as colonial discourse : Angela Ferreira's Maison tropic ales." Nka: journal of contemporary African art 22-23, Spring-Summer (2008): 20-27.

Self representation in African cinema

Diawara, Manthia, "Self representation in African cinema." Nka: journal of contemporary African art 21, Fall (2007): 74-81.

L'intellectuel public dans la sphère publique africaine

Diawara, Manthia, "L'intellectuel public dans la sphère publique africaine." Présence africaine 181 (2010): 371.

Le cinéma populaire et le nouvel imaginaire social = Popular fiction and new social imaginary

Diawara, Manthia, "Le cinéma populaire et le nouvel imaginaire social = Popular fiction and new social imaginary." L'HommeI 198/199 (2011): 13-32.

J'accuse: French Intellectuals and thé Race Question

Diawara, Manthia, "J'accuse: French Intellectuals and thé Race Question." Présence Africaine: Revue culturelle du monde noir Vol. 175-177, No. 1-2 (2007): 319-323.

Lives: The Pretender

Diawara, Manthia. "Lives: The Pretender." The New York Times Magazine, May 4, 2003.

The Blackface Stereotype

Diawara, Manthia. "The Blackface Stereotype." Black Cultural Studies (1998).

Pan-Africanism and Pedagogy

Diawara, Manthia. "Pan-Africanism and Pedagogy." Black Cultural Studies (1996).

Pan-Africanism and Pedagogy

Diawara, Manthia. "Pan-Africanism and Pedagogy." Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire Vol. 1, No. 1, Fall (1996).

Out of Ouaga -- Guimba by Cheick Oumar Sissoko / Keita: The Heritage of the Griot by Dani Kouyate / Haramuya by Drissa Toure / Le Franc by Djibril Diop Mambety

Diawara, Manthia. "Out of Ouaga -- Guimba by Cheick Oumar Sissoko / Keita: The Heritage of the Griot by Dani Kouyate / Haramuya by Drissa Toure / Le Franc by Djibril Diop Mambety." Village Voice Vol. 40, No. 16 (1995).

Malcolm X and the Black Public Sphere: Conversionists Versus Culturalists

Diawara, Manthia. "Malcolm X and the Black Public Sphere: Conversionists Versus Culturalists." Public Culture Vol. 7, No. 1 (1994).

Whose African Cinema Is it Anyway?

Diawara, Manthia. "Whose African Cinema Is it Anyway?" Sight and Sound Vol. 3, No. 2 (1993).

On Tracking World Cinema

Diawara, Manthia. "On Tracking World Cinema." Public Culture Vol. 5, No. 2 (1993).

Noir by Noirs: Towards A New Realism In Black Cinema

Diawara, Manthia. "Noir by Noirs: Towards A New Realism In Black Cinema." African-American Review Vol. 27, No. 4 (1993).

The Perpetual Rebel

Diawara, Manthia. "The Perpetual Rebel." Village Voice Vol. 38, No. 14 (1993).

Cultural Studies/Black Studies: Performative Acts

Diawara, Manthia. "Cultural Studies/Black Studies: Performative Acts." AfterImage (1993).

Canonizing Soundiata In Mande Literature: Toward A Sociology Of Narrative Elements

Diawara, Manthia. "Canonizing Soundiata In Mande Literature: Toward A Sociology Of Narrative Elements." Social Text Vol. 10, No. 2-3 (1992).

Ganja and Hess: Vampires, Sex, and Addictions

Diawara, Manthia. "Ganja and Hess: Vampires, Sex, and Addictions." Black American Literature Forum Vol. 25, No. 2 (1991).

The Absent One: The Avant-Garde and the Black Imaginary in Looking for Langston

Diawara, Manthia. "The Absent One: The Avant-Garde and the Black Imaginary in Looking for Langston." Wide Angle Vol. 13 (1991): 3-4.

On Film: Idrissa Ouedraogo's Tilai

Diawara, Manthia. "On Film: Idrissa Ouedraogo's Tilai." Black film Review Vol. 6, No. 3 (1991).

Report from FESPACO

Diawara, Manthia. "Report from FESPACO." Black film Review 7 (1991).

Cinema Studies, the Strong Thought and Black Film: Guest

Diawara, Manthia. "Cinema Studies, the Strong Thought and Black Film: Guest." Wide Angle Vol. 13, No. 3/4 (1991).

Black Cinema

Diawara, Manthia. "Black Cinema." Wide Angle (1991).

V. Y. Mudimbe: A Special Section

Diawara, Manthia. "V. Y. Mudimbe: A Special Section." Callaloo Vol. 14, No. 4 (1991).

English and Blackness: Cricket as Discourse on Colonialism

Diawara, Manthia. "English and Blackness: Cricket as Discourse on Colonialism." Black Cultural Studies (1990).

The Nature of Mother in Dreaming Rivers

Diawara, Manthia. "The Nature of Mother in Dreaming Rivers." Third Text 13 (1990).

Vampires, Sex and Addiction: Ganja and Hess

Diawara, Manthia. "Vampires, Sex and Addiction: Ganja and Hess." Jump Cut 35 (1990).

Reading Africa Through Foucault: V.Y. Mudimbe's Reaffirmation Of The Subject

Diawara, Manthia. "Reading Africa Through Foucault: V.Y. Mudimbe's Reaffirmation Of The Subject." October 55, (1990): 55.

Twenty-five Black African filmmakers: a critical study, with filmography and bio-bibliography

Diawara, Manthia with Pfaff, Francoise. "Twenty-five Black African filmmakers: a critical study, with filmography and bio-bibliography." Film Quarterly 42, Spring (1989).

The African Tale Of Cinema

Diawara, Manthia. "The African Tale Of Cinema." Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture Vol. 11, No. 2 (1989).

Black Spectatorship:Problems of Identification and Resistance,

Diawara, Manthia. "Black Spectatorship:Problems of Identification and Resistance." Screen Vol. 29, No. 4 (1988).

The Other('s) Archivist

Diawara, Manthia. "The Other('s) Archivist." Diacritics Vol. 18, No. 1 (1988).

Popular Culture and Oral Traditions in African Film

Diawara, Manthia. "Popular Culture and Oral Traditions in African Film." Film Quarterly Vol. 41, No. 3 (1988).

New Perspectives in African Cinema: an interview with Cheick Oumar Sissoko

Diawara, Manthia and Robinson, Elizabeth. "New Perspectives in African Cinema: an interview with Cheick Oumar Sissoko." Film Quarterly 41, Winter (1987/1988): 43-8.

Interviews

One World in relation : Èdouard Glissant in conversation with Mantia Diawara

Diawara, Manthia and Èdouard Glissant, "One World in relation : Èdouard Glissant in conversation with Mantia Diawara." Nka: Journal of contemporary African art 28, Spring (2011): 4-9.

The Art of Identity: A Conversation Between Sonia Boyce and Manthia Diawara

Diawara, Manthia. "The Art of Identity: A Conversation Between Sonia Boyce and Manthia Diawara." Transition 55 (1992).

Films

Conakry Kas

Conakry Kas. Directed by Manthia Diawara. K'a Téléma Productions, Nova Prod, 2004.

​Bamako Sigi-Kan

Bamako Sigi-Kan. Directed by Manthia Diawara. K'a Téléma Productions, 2003.

​In Search of Africa

In Search of Africa. Directed by Manthia Diawara. 1997.

​Rouch in Reverse

Rouch in Reverse. Directed by Manthia Diawara. 1995.

Sembène: The Making of African Cinema

Sembène: The Making of African Cinema. Directed by Manthia Diawara. 1994.

Edited Works

Black Genius: African American Solutions to African American Problems

Diawara, Manthia, and Walter Mosley, et. al, eds. Black Genius: African American Solutions to African American Problems. W. W. Norton, 1999. ISBN: 0393047016

Black American Cinema

Diawara, Manthia, ed. Black American Cinema. Routledge, 1993. ISBN: 0415903963

Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader

Diawara, Manthia, Houston A. Baker Jr., and Ruth H. Lindeborg, eds. Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader. University of Chicago Press, 1992. ISBN: 0226144801