Dictionary of African Filmmakers

Dictionary of African Filmmakers

by Roy Armes
     
 

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A landmark reference tool for African film

Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual
"As a quick guide to feature filmmaking in Africa, Armes is a welcome addition to the comprehensive film reference collections...." —Anthony J. Adam, American Reference Books Annual

— Anthony J. Adam

African Studies Review

"... is an invaluable treasure trove of information. It turns what is an obstacle course for most critics into a walk of discovery—perhaps even of innovation. Here, African cinema is conceived broadly as a global activity free from the limitations of race, nationality and indigenous culture.... This is an invaluable resource for students, scholars, film historians, and film producers." —African Studies Review

Reference Reviews (UK)
"This dictionary is concerned with fictional feature films... to capture the diverse offerings from a continent that stretches 4,500 across and 5,000 miles north to south, includes varying religions, varying races, and varying economic conditions." —Randy L. Abbott, University of Evansville Libraries, Reference Reviews (UK)

— Randy L. Abbott, University of Evansville Libraries

African History
"Roy Armes's Dictionary of African Filmmakers is an important resource for all those interested in African cinema.... What globalization now makes clear is the inadequacy of the notion of national culture in an age of transnational economies." —Kenneth W. Harrow, Michigan State University, African History

— Kenneth W. Harrow, Michigan State University

Michael Martin

"[A book] of tremendous importance and utility to scholars, researchers, students, and the public at large." —Michael Martin, Black Film Center/Archives, Indiana University

Kevin Dwyer

"An invaluable project." —Kevin Dwyer, American University in Cairo

American Reference Books Annual - Anthony J. Adam

"As a quick guide to feature filmmaking in Africa, Armes is a welcome addition to the comprehensive film reference collections...." —Anthony J. Adam, American Reference Books Annual

Reference Reviews (UK) - Randy L. Abbott

"This dictionary is concerned with fictional feature films... to capture the diverse offerings from a continent that stretches 4,500 across and 5,000 miles north to south, includes varying religions, varying races, and varying economic conditions." —Randy L. Abbott, University of Evansville Libraries, Reference Reviews (UK)

African History - Kenneth W. Harrow

"Roy Armes's Dictionary of African Filmmakers is an important resource for all those interested in African cinema.... What globalization now makes clear is the inadequacy of the notion of national culture in an age of transnational economies." —Kenneth W. Harrow, Michigan State University, African History

From the Publisher
"... is an invaluable treasure trove of information. It turns what is an obstacle course for most critics into a walk of discovery—perhaps even of innovation. Here, African cinema is conceived broadly as a global activity free from the limitations of race, nationality and indigenous culture.... This is an invaluable resource for students, scholars, film historians, and film producers." —African Studies Review

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253351166
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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