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By Lindiwe Dovey

ISBN-10: 0231147546

ISBN-13: 9780231147545

ISBN-10: 0231147554

ISBN-13: 9780231147552

Analyzing various South African and West African movies encouraged through African and non-African literature, Lindiwe Dovey identifies a particular development in modern African filmmaking-one during which filmmakers are utilizing the embodied audiovisual medium of movie to provide a critique of actual and mental violence. opposed to an in depth background of the medium's savage creation and exploitation through colonial powers in very varied African contexts, Dovey examines the complicated ways that African filmmakers are maintaining, mediating, and critiquing their very own cultures whereas looking a united imaginative and prescient of the long run. greater than in basic terms representing socio-cultural realities in Africa, those motion pictures have interaction with problems with colonialism and postcolonialism, "updating" either the background and the literature they adapt to deal with modern audiences in Africa and in other places. via this planned and radical re-historicization of texts and realities, Dovey argues that African filmmakers have constructed a style of filmmaking that's altogether specific from eu and American different types of adaptation.

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