CAMP DE THIAROYE (Ousmane Sembène, Thierno Faty Sow, 1987)

During the Second World War, French-colonized West Africans were recruited by the army and fought with distinction. In late 1944, instead of being paid and sent home to their countries and communities, they were detained in a prison camp in Dakar. When they rebelled against the French military’s intention to pay them at half-rate, they […]