African cinema : postcolonial and feminist readings /

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Imprint:Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, c1999.
Description:xxiv, 356 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subject:Motion pictures -- Africa.
Feminism and motion pictures -- Africa.
Feminism and motion pictures.
Motion pictures.
Format: E-Resource Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Harrow, Kenneth W.
ISBN:0865436967 (hardbound)
0865436975 (pbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references, filmographies, and index.
Table of 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.