Achille Bonito Oliva
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- These saints (of Fathi Hassan) look at nothing, as if facing the ideality of a timeless space and therefore without the sound of worldly looks. They condense, within their peoples, the condition of absolute suffering of a culture, the African, profound and highly symbolic, open to the fluidity of a sentiment suited to the absolute and not to the precariousness of everyday life.
- Achille Bonito Oliva in: Achille Bonito Oliva (2000) Fathi Hassan ed. Charta.