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Sembene : imagining alternatives in film & fiction

Author: David Murphy
Publisher: Oxford [England] : J. Currey ; Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, 2001.
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This study of Sembene Ousmane gives an overview of his work in fiction and on screen. It explores his radical reinterpretation of African history and culture, focusing on representations of the  Read more...

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Murphy, David, 1971-
Sembene.
Oxford [England] : J. Currey ; Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, 2001
(OCoLC)606513714
Named Person: Ousmane Sembène; Ousmane Sembène
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Murphy
ISBN: 0865439451 9780865439450 086543946X 9780865439467 085255558X 9780852555583 0852555555 9780852555552
OCLC Number: 44397802
Description: xi, 275 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Imagining Africa : Resistance & representation in God's bits of wood & Man is culture --
The teller & the tale : Writing alternative histories in Tribal scars & White genesis --
Filming Africa : The location of an urban African discourse in Le Mandat/Mandabi --
The indiscreet charm of the African bourgeoisie? : consumerism, fetishism & socialism in Xala --
Mothers, daughters & prostitutes : The representation of women in Sembene's work --
Dis-membering empire, re-membering resistance : The memory of colonialism in Emitaï, Ceddo & Camp de Thiaroye --
Absence & power : The hollow centre of the neo-colonial order in The last of the empire & Guelwaar.
Responsibility: David Murphy.

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