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Colonial vintage portraits taken in Senegal and Guinea-Conakry.

sarraounia:

Guinée française, jeune femme donnant le lait à son bébé.

Her hairstyle reminds me of that of these women from Madagascar.

A member of Wassasso ballet trains on Room Island, Conakry, Guinea in preparation for a performance scheduled for 9 April 2010 at Palais du Peuple, Conakry.

Credit: Sebastien Lénelle

TODAY’S CLASSIC TUNE: Syli Orchestre National - Sara

Guinea’s premier national orchestra performing a Balla et ses Balladins song at the 1st Pan-African Cultural Festival held in Algiers in 1969.

VIDEO: An excerpt from Guinean film Dakan

Directed by Mohammed Camara, Dakan (Destiny) is a 1997 Guinean film that tells the story of two men, Manga and Sory, who struggle to deal with their love for each other and the impact their relationship has on their families.

The film had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival that year and has been described as the “first West African feature film to deal with homosexuality”.

Camara won the Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Foreign Narrative Feature at L.A. Outfest for Dakan.

oldbookillustrations:

Africa: people from the West African coast - Gabon, Guinea, Senegal…

Auguste Racinet, from Le costume historique (The costume history) vol. 2, under the direction of A. Racinet, Paris, six volumes published between 1877 and 1886.

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(Source: archive.org)

afrikanwomen:

Loffo Camara (c.1925 – 25 January 1971) was a senior Guinean politician, and a member of the Politburo of the First Republic of Guinea in the years immediately following independence. After falling out with the President Sékou Touré, she was dismissed from the cabinet, and later was arrested and executed.

Loffo Camara was trained as a midwife, and became an activist in the Democratic Party of Guinea (PDG) in Macenta. She was elected a member of the National Assembly, and became a member of the PDG Central Committee.

She was arrested in December 1970 following an unsuccessful seaborne attack on Guinea by Portuguese troops. She was transferred from Kindia to Conakry on 24 January 1971 and shot on 25 January 1971. She was the only woman to be executed at this time.

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Conakry, Guinea

Jacques Majorelle

oldbookillustrations:

Africa: people from the West African coast - Gabon, Guinea, Senegal…

Auguste racinet, from Le costume historique (The costume history) vol. 2, under the direction of A. Racinet, Paris, six volumes published between 1877 and 1886.

(Click here for an even higher resolution)

(Source: archive.org)

Guinée

Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962)

"Le Marchand, l’Avocat, le Manoeuvre", série "la révolution après la pluie", République de Guinée, 1959.

The Merchant, the Lawyer, the laborer,” from the series "The revolution after the rain, Republic of Guinea, 1959.