Postnationalist African cinemas /

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Author / Creator:Tcheuyap, Alexie.
Edition:1st ed.
Imprint:Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press : Distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Description:xii, 269 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subject:Motion pictures -- Africa.
Nationalism -- Africa.
Nationalism in motion pictures.
Nationalism in motion pictures
Motion pictures.
Format: Print Book
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0719083362 (pbk.)
Notes:Filmography: p. 255-258.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [240]-255) and index.
Summary:Postnationalist African Cinemas convincingly interrogates the ways in which African narratives locate postcolonial identities and forms beyond essentially nationalist frameworks. It investigates how the emergence of new genres, discourses and representations, all unrelated to an overtly nationalist project, influences the formal choices made by contemporary directors. By foregrounding the narrative, generic, discursive, representational and aesthetic structures of films, this book shows how directors are beginning to regard film as a popular form of entertainment rather than political praxis. (Barnes & Noble)