than one might originally imagine. Equally, in Den Muso , Baara
and Yeelen , there is sympathy for the plightofwomen but they are,
by and large, victims of men with little possibility of altering the
conditions in which they live. Except for Nandi, Cissé does not
envisage new models of behaviour that might allow them to break free from
the constraints within which they live.
Overall, then, Cissé’s work might be said to