AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Saadi Yacef

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Of blood & tears, ink & screen

By Abdourahman Waberi What is the fil rouge running between Algeria’s unforgettable freedom fighter and film producer Saadi Yacef (‘The Battle of Algiers’, shot by Gillo Pontecorvo in 1966 in the Casbah, was adapted from his true story), Somalia’s poet and academic Ali Jimale Ahmed, Congo’s notable novelist Emmanuel Dongala, French reporter and author Anne