Aïda Mady Diallo
Life and work
Her novel Kouty, mémoire de sang (Kouty, Memories of Blood), tells the story of a young girl in 1980s Gao seeking the death of her family at the hands of Tuareg killers. In an interview with the magazine Bamako Culture, Diallo described the novel as "a call for tolerance and forgiveness." Critic Pim Higginson described it as adapting the tropes of the crime novel and romance novel to critique the fascination of Western readers with African violence.
Diallo's television film Karim et Doussou, the story of a contemporary Malian marriage, was nominated for a 2011 Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) award.
- Kouty, mémoire de sang. Paris: Gallimard, 2002. ISBN 2-07-042251-8.
- Aïda Mady Diallo. Les Carnets de la Creation series. Montreuil, Paris: l'Oeil, 2003. ISBN 978-2912415493. A short story by Diallo with photographs by Antoine d'Agata. In French.
- "Aïda Mady Diallo: Karim and Doussou", African Women In Cinema Blog, 18 February 2011.
- Not to be Missed: "'Kouty, mémoire de sang', a novel by Aïda Mady DIALLO".
- "Aïda Mady Diallo : L’Africaine de la série noire", Bamako Culture.
- Higginson, Pim. "Tortured Bodies, Loved Bodies: Gendering African Popular Fiction." Research in African Literatures 39.4 (Winter 2008): 133–146.
- 22eme FESPACO", TV5 Monde. Accessed 15 November 2017.
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