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By Lindiwe Dovey

ISBN-10: 0231147546

ISBN-13: 9780231147545

ISBN-10: 0231147554

ISBN-13: 9780231147552

Analyzing a number South African and West African movies encouraged through African and non-African literature, Lindiwe Dovey identifies a selected development in modern African filmmaking-one within which filmmakers are utilizing the embodied audiovisual medium of movie to supply a critique of actual and mental violence. opposed to a close heritage of the medium's savage creation and exploitation through colonial powers in very diversified African contexts, Dovey examines the complicated ways that African filmmakers are holding, mediating, and critiquing their very own cultures whereas looking a united imaginative and prescient of the long run. greater than simply representing socio-cultural realities in Africa, those movies 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 mode of filmmaking that's altogether detailed from ecu and American varieties of adaptation.

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