Maria Silvia Bazzoli is responsible for the seminal text 'African Cartoon' (2003) published in Italian by Castoro Publishers that presents a collection of articles by various historians and filmmakers describing animation on the African continent.
In 2009, she followed her publication with a documentary film made with Christian Lelong, on the works and life of this key filmmaker from Niger. The film is a rare example that documents the earliest examples of post-colonial animation made in the early 1960's by a key figure in the field.
The film can be purchased at Amazon - see:
Moustapha Alassane, cinéaste du possible by cinedocfilms
currently researching african animation : interested in compiling a database of practitioners in various sub-saharan countries : welcome any postings from practitioners