Vivid colour photographs depicting the diverse cultures of sub-Saharan Africa In a convergence of brilliant colour and compelling visual narrative, this deeply insightful collection of photographs by Pascal Maitre reveals an Africa unfamiliar to most Westerners, full of startling beauty and fierce contradictions: a young Tutsi girl nurtures a Hutu baby in the dwindling red light of late afternoon; a metal rosary dangles from the chest of a warrior in a Bassorian initiation ceremony; Tuareq soldiers simultaneously juggle goats and machine guns in the hot sand of the Niger desert. Rich in detail and elegant composition, Pascal Maitre's photographs immerse us in a world beyond the familiar media depictions.
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Author Biography - Pascal Maitre
Pascal Maitre is a Paris-based photographer who has worked with many prestigious magazines, including The New York Times Magazine, Life, GEO and Stern. His photographs have been widely exhibited in Europe. Calixthe Beyala was born in Cameroon. She spent her childhood and adolescence in the shantytown of New-Bell in Doula. Now living in Paris, she is a best-selling author whose novels include Loukoum: The Little Prince of Belleville, The Sun Hath looked Upon Me, and Only the Devil Knew.