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Photo by Delphine Diallo's mother.

Travel Diary: Delphine Diallo Captures a Timeless Way of Living in Senegal

The French-Senegalese photographer shares beautiful images of everyday life in Senegal with OkayAfrica.

We know you've stumbled on French-Senegalese artist and photographer Delphine Diallo's Instagram page at least once.

Beautiful and impeccably curated, right?

We touched base with Diallo and she shared with us photos of her recent trip to Senegal.

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Gabourey Sidibe Makes Her Directorial Debut In This New Short Film

"The Tale of Four" is a film inspired by Nina Simone's "Four Women" and tells the story of multi-faced black women fighting for justice.

On the cusp of her memoir that dropped in May, actor and author Gabourey Sidibe has now added "director" to her talented titles.

In partnership with Refinery29's Shatterbox Anthology—a film series that gives 12 women directors the support to tell stories through the female lens—Sidibe presents The Tale of Four.

Inspired by Nina Simone's 1966 legendary song, "Four Women," this short film shows the complex realities of the black mothers, daughters and revolutionaries who are fighting against police brutality and the atrocity that is mass incarceration.

"Weaving together narratives from female activists, sexual assault survivors, and the children of imprisoned moms, the film resonates as a portrait of contemporary American society still infected by the racism elegized by Simone over 50 years ago," Refinery29 says. "But if the brave women of Sidibe's short seem doomed to have to fight the same cruelties and prejudices perpetrated against Black bodies for centuries, their fearless honesty also echoes the hope that things might finally start to change."

Watch the film below.

Cast & Crew

Jussie Smollett, Dana Gourrier, Ledisi Young, Aisha Hinds, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, Meagan Kimberly Smith

Director: Gabourey Sidibe, Co-Writer/Producer: Kia Perry, Co-Writer: Ayanna McMichael, Producers: Lisa Cortes, Shannon Gibson, Co-Producer: Xavier Francis, Line Producer: Kate Bolger, Executive Producers: Amy Emmerich, Stone Roberts, Director of Photography: Daniel Patterson, Production Designer: Aaqil Ka, Costume Designer: Trenton Dallas, Editor: Dean Gonzalez

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In Conversation with Sarah Diouf on Her Fashion Label 'Tongoro' and Being a Young African Creator

The self-identified "child of Africa" speaks about her creative process and some of the challenges she's faced as a young African designer.

SENEGAL—At just 28, Sarah Diouf is taking the media and fashion world by storm. The self-identified "child of Africa" is the creative genius behind Tongoro, a ready-to-wear fashion label  based in Dakar, and Noir Magazine, a lifestyle magazine for black women.

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