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Sembene imaging alternatives in film & fiction

Author: David Murphy
Publisher: Oxford Currey ₈[u.a.]₋ 2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This study of Sembene Ousmane gives an overview of his work in fiction and on screen.


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Named Person: Ousmane Sembène
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Murphy
ISBN: 0852555555 9780852555552 085255558X 9780852555583
OCLC Number: 614809782
Description: XI, 275 Seiten Illustrationen
Contents: Imagining Africa - Sembene & the problematics of resistance & representation in postcolonial discourse; the teller & the tale - writing alternative histories in "Voltaique" and "Vehi-Ciosane"; 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 "Emitai", "Ceddo", and "Camp de Thiaroye"; absence & power - the hollow centre of the neo-colonial order in "Le Dernier de l'empire" and "Guelwaar". Appendix: interview with Sembene.
Responsibility: David Murphy


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