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Africa shoots back : alternative perspectives in Sub-Saharan Francophone African film

Author: Melissa Thackway
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the themes of memory and history the author shows how African directors have challenged existing representations of the continent.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thackway, Melissa.
Africa shoots back.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607003818
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Thackway
ISBN: 0253343496 9780253343499 0253216427 9780253216427 0852555776 9780852555774 0852555768 9780852555767
OCLC Number: 52520246
Description: x, 230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Development & evolutions : a brief history of sub-Saharan Francophone African film --
Critical paradigms. The problematic legacy of eurocentrism --
Postmodernism or postcoloniality? --
Towards new paradigms --
Cultural identity, representation & voice. Representing Africa : the Western imagination --
Alternative perspectives, or, reassessing identity through film --
Screen griots : orature & film --
Living traditions : the cultural context --
The stylistic & structural influences of orature on film --
Memory, history, other stories. The 'colonial confontation' genre --
Memory-history film s: Afrique je te plumerai; Asientos; Allah Tantou; Fad'jal --
Filming the immigrant experience : Francophone African cinema in Europe. Setting a precedent : Afrique sur Seine --
The myth of Europe : illusions & delusions; integration or return?--
Interracial relationships & immigrant communities --
African women & film : on screen and behind the camera. Directing the female gaze : Safi Faye; Anne Laure Folly; Fanta R. Nacro --
'Womanist' films.
Responsibility: Melissa Thackway.
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