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Postcolonial African cinema

Ten directors

By David Murphy and Patrick Williams

Postcolonial African cinema
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  • ISBN: 9780719072024
  • Publish Date: Nov 2007
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-0-7190-7202-4
    • Pages: 256
    • Price: ¬£80.00
    • Published Date: November 2007

    Description

    This is the first introduction of its kind to an important cross-section of postcolonial African filmmakers from the 1950s to the present. Building on previous critical work in the field, this volume will bring together ideas from a range of disciplines - film studies, African cultural studies, and, in particular, postcolonial studies - in order to combine the in-depth analysis of individual films and bodies of work by individual directors with a sustained interrogation of these films in relation to important theoretical concepts.

    Structurally, the book is straightforward, though the aim is to incorporate diversity and complexity of approach within the overall simplicity of format. Chapters provide both an overview of the director's output to date, and the necessary background - personal or national, cultural or political - to enable readers to achieve a better understanding of the director's choice of subject matter, aesthetic or formal strategies, or ideological stance. They also offer a particular reading of one or more films, in which the authors aim to situate African cinema in relation to important critical and theoretical debates.

    This book thus constitutes a new departure in African film studies, recognising the maturity of the field, and the need for complex yet accessible approaches to it, which move beyond the purely descriptive while refusing to get bogged down in theoretical jargon. Consequently, the volume should be of interest not only to specialists but also to the general reader.

    Contents

    List of Illustrations
    Acknowledgements
    Availability of African Films
    Introduction
    Chapter 1: Youssef Chahine
    Chapter 2: Ousmane Sembene
    Chapter 3: Med Hondo
    Chapter 4: Djibril Diop Mambéty
    Chapter 5: Souleymane Cissé
    Chapter 6: Flora Gomes
    Chapter 7: Idrissa Ouédraogo
    Chapter 8: Moufida Tlatli
    Chapter 9: Jean-Pierre Bekolo
    Chapter 10: Darrell James Roodt
    Bibliography

    Authors

    David Murphy is Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages, Cultures and Religions at the University of Stirling. Patrick Williams is Professor of Cultural Studies at Nottingham Trent University

    Postcolonial African cinema

    By David Murphy, Patrick Williams

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