Sunday, July 24, 2016

Top Academic Journal Publishes Sankanu’s Article on Frantz Fanon, African Cinema



Prince Sankanu speaks to Modou S. Joof, publisher of The North Bank Evening Standard, on his film project (photo: MENjie/2012)

Prominent Gambian filmmaker and scholar, Prince Bubacarr Aminata Sankanu, has his groundbreaking academic article titled “Rediscovering Frantz Fanon at Scotland’s Africa in Motion film Festival” published in the Spring 2016 edition of NECSUS European Journal of Media Studies.

The NECSUS European Journal of Media Studies, published by Amsterdam University Press, is an international peer- review journal linked to the European Network For Cinema and Media Studies. The journal is multidisciplinary and strives to bring together the best work in the field of media studies across the humanities and social sciences.

Sankanu said the article is part of his “passion for the advancement of scholarship on African cinema.” The article is also part of his PhD research.

He said he is expressing gratitude to the editors Professor Dr. Mjijke de Valck of the Utrecht University in Holland and Dr. Skadi Loist of the University of Rostock in Germany and the NECSUS editorial board members “for accepting my article after 10 months of rigorous peer editorial process.”

“It is the first Africa-related film festival review to be published on NECSUS. The article brings out the relevance of Frantz Fanon for the Pan African film in this 21st Century,” said Mr. Sankanu, who founded The Gambia’s premiere international film festival, CINEKAMBIYA International Film Festival (CIFF).

Sankanu’s full article, Rediscovering Frantz Fanon at Scotland’s Africa in Motion film Festival, published on 11 July, 2016 can be accessed from the link below:



Written by Modou S. Joof


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