Author: Manthia Diawara

Manthia Diawara was born in Mali, West Africa. He is distinguished professor of comparative literature and film at New York University. His essays on art, cinema, and politics have appeared in The New Times Magazine, LA Times, Libération, Mediapart, and Artforum. He is the author of In Search of Africa (2000) and We Won’t Budge: An African in the World (2008), and he has published several books on African and African American cinema. Diawara’s films include An Opera of the World (2017), Negritude: A Dialogue between Soyinka and Senghor (2016), Édouard Glissant: One World in Relation (2010), Maison Tropicale (2008), and Rouch In Reverse (1995).

Authored by Manthia Diawara