ALT 28 Film in African Literature Today

ALT 28 Film in African Literature Today

by Ernest N. Emenyonu (Editor)


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A recent literary phenomenon in contemporary Africa is the developing relationship between film and African literature. ALT 28 focuses on the interface between film and literature in contemporary African writing and imagination. Contributors have examined the issue from a variety of perspectives: critiques of adaptations of African creative works into film, analyses of filmic structures in African dramatic literature, African writers as film makers, and the impact of the video film industry on literature and the reading culture in Africa. Ernest N. Emenyonu is Professor of the Department of Africana Studies, University of Michigan-Flint Nigeria: HEBN

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847015105
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 11/18/2010
Series: African Literature Today Series
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Editorial Article: The interface between film & literature in contemporary African writing & imagination - Ernest N. Emenyonu Strategies for subverting post-colonial oppression: literature & cinema in early Sembene Ousmane - Kwawisi Tekpetey From Negritude to Migritude?: Moussa Sene Absa's Ainsi meurent les anges (And so Angels Die) - Mary Ellen Higgins Laughing off apartheid: Drum magazine & the political economy of laughter in the late apartheid film - Timothy Johns The works of Jean-Marie Teno & Raoul Peck: restoring life to a fleeced continent - David M.M. Riep Haile Gerima's pan-African 'message to the grassroots': hearing Malcolm X in Amharic - or Harvest 3000 Years - Greg Thomas The video film industry & its 'substitution' for literature & reading in Africa: a case of Nigeria's Nollywood - Ignatius Chukwuma and Raphael Obinna Amalaha The portrayal of mothers-in-law in Nigerian movies: the good, the bad & oh, so wicked - Agbese Aje-Ori Charting Nollywood's appeal locally & globally - Moradewun Adejunmobi The rise of the video film industry & its projected social impact on Ghanaians - Africanus Aveh Constructing identity & authenticity: the evolving Cameroon video film in English - Joyce Ashuntantang Reviews - James Gibbs

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