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Title African cinema : postcolonial and feminist readings / edited by Kenneth W. Harrow
Published Trenton, N.J. ; [Great Britain] : Africa World Press, 1999


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Description xxiv, 356 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Contents Introduction / Kenneth W. Harrow -- Pt. 1. Theorizing African Cinema: Postcolonial Perspectives. The Theoretical Construction of African Cinema / Stephen Zacks. African Filmmaking and the Postcolonial Predicament: Quartier Mozart and Aristotle's Plot / Jonathan Haynes. Towards a Theory of Orality in African Cinema / Keyan Tomaselli, Arnold Shepperson and Maureen Eke -- Pt. 2. Studies in Postcolonial Films. A Problematic Sign of African Difference in Trinh T. Minh-ha's Reassemblage / Stephen A. Zacks. Look Homeward, Angel. Maroons and Mulattos in Haile Gerima's Sankofa / Sylvie Kande. The Missing Narrative in Wend Kuuni (Time and Space) / Marie-Magdaleine Chirol. Yeelen: A Political Fable of the Komo Blacksmiths/Sorcerers / Suzanne H. MacRae -- Pt. 3. The Question of National Cinemas. Nigerian Cinema: Structural Adjustments / Jonathan Haynes. Portuguese African Cinema: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, 1969-1993 / Claire Andrade-Watkins
A Window on Whose Reality? The Emerging Industry of Senegalese Cinema / Elizabeth Mermin -- Pt. 4. Feminist Approaches to African Cinema. Women with Open Eyes, Women of Stone and Hammers: Western Feminism and African Feminist Filmmaking Practice / Kenneth W. Harrow. The Mature and Older Women of African Film / Suzanne MacRae. The Locus of Tension: Gender in Algerian Cinema / Ratiba Hadj-Moussa. Sub-Saharan African Women Filmmakers: Agendas for Research / Nancy J. Schmidt. Women in African Cinema: An Annotated Bibliography / Emilie Ngo-Nguidjol
Summary These essays speak to contemporary issues in African cinema. They address key aspects of post-colonialism and feminism - the two major topics of interest in current criticism. Issues of spectatorship, national identity, ethnography, patriarchy, women's roles, and the creation of key film industries-issues that animate the discussion of film today are central to this volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references, filmographies, and index
Subject Feminism and motion pictures -- Africa.
Feminism -- Africa.
Motion pictures -- Africa.
Postcolonialism and motion pictures -- Africa
Postcolonialism -- Africa.
Author Harrow, Kenneth W.
LC no. 98037159
ISBN 0865436967 (hardbound)
0865436975 (paperback)