Gender and Literacy 

This section contains data and analysis for use by development professionals specialising in gender justice and literacy in the Global South, and specifically in Africa south of the Sahara. Materials suitable for advanced scholars are available by request, including our raw data for further analysis. In addition we are keen to ensure that our research reaches the widest audience and we have therefore produced materials from the data and analysis that can be used by teachers of Geography and other disciplines in the classroom. Click here for more information.

Works by Savineau

Click here for a bibliography of primary texts written by Marthe Jenty or one of her pseudonyms: Denise Moran, Denise Savineau. Many of Savineau’s journalistic writings are available for consultation on  

Works on Savineau

In this section, you will links to scholarship on the Savineau Report. To suggest additional entries, please use the form on the Contact page. See the Research Bibliography below for scholarship related to the historical, political, geographical, and cultural context of Savineau’s Report.

Savineau research bibliographies

The following bibliographies may be of use to scholars working across a number of disciplines. To suggest additional entries, please use the form on the Contact page. 

Click here for a bibliography of primary texts, both journalistic and fictional, by Denise Savineau.

Click here for a bibliography of scholarly works on or referring to the Savineau Report.

Digital Tools

VoyantTools is a corpus analysis tool which allows you to scan the Savineau Report for key words, themes, and recurrent motifs. Click on the image above to take you to a version of Voyant preloaded with the digital versions of the 17 field reports produced by the University of Hull Savineau project team and the digital version of the report 18 accessible here for the first time.

For information on getting started with VoyantTools, please click here.

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Find Key Terms and Their Frequency

Examine Trends

Isolate Context

Visual histories, critical narratives and postcolonial afterlives

Research in postcolonial visual discourses considers how the form of a historical document, or archive, constrains and defines its content. The historical archive of Africa has, by and large, come to us through the medium of textual documents written in colonial languages. How would that history look through a visual archive? How would we read history if the colonial languages were bypassed entirely and we consider the history of colonial and postcolonial Francophone Africa solely through visual production?

Contemporary art relating to the geographical zones that were claimed as French Africa, known more latterly as Francophone Africa, provide the corpus for a project exploring the afterlives of colonisation in Francophone Africa. The following links connect to articles by the project director on iconographies of Atlantic slavery in contemporary artworks from West and Central Africa:

Claire H Griffiths 2015 Iconographies of Slavery in Contemporary African Art

Further research materials are being prepared for upload into this space and images will be available here and in the Gallery under the Activities tabs.

Colonial Narratives in Audio-Visual Texts 

This section contains visual texts for teaching critical analysis. It includes colonial and postcolonial audio-visual material relating to people and themes mentioned in the Savineau’s report. Students are invited to analyse these texts through a contemporary critical lens identifying where colonial viewpoints frame the visual narratives.