African Cinema: Postcolonial and Feminist Readings

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Africa World Press, 1999 - Performing Arts - 356 pages
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This collection of essays deals directly and compellingly with contemporary issues in African cinema. In particular, they address key aspects of post-colonialism and feminism - the two major topics of interest in current criticism of African films - but coverage is also given to spectatorship, national identity, ethnography, patriarchy, and the creation of key film industries in developing countries.
 

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Contents

The Theoretical Construction of African Cinema
3
African Filmmaking and the Postcolonial
21
Towards a Theory of Orality in African Cinema
45
A Problematic Sign of African Difference
75
Look Homeward Angel Maroons
89
The Missing Narrative in WendKuuni Time and Space
115
A Political Fable of the Komo BlacksmithsSorcerers
127
Structural Adjustments
143
Historical
177
A Window on Whose Reality? The Emerging
201
Women with Open Eyes Women of Stone
225
The Mature and Older Women of African Film
241
Gender in Algerian Cinema
255
An Annotated Bibliography
305
Notes on Contributors
339
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