Idrissa Ouédraogo (1954-2018)

Adieu, Idrissa Ouédraogo!

The death today of the award-winning Burkinabé film maker Idrissa Ouédraogo is yet another loss to the community of African storytellers and the continent’s ambassadors. The celebrated artiste, who was born on 21 January 1954, was one of Africa’s best known film directors. I consider his film ‘Yaaba’ (Grandmother) a showpiece for African cinema. I …

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