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Lusophone Africa on Screen: After Utopia and before the End of Hope

Fernando Arenas

in Lusophone Africa: Beyond Independence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669837
eISBN:
9781452946948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669837.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the films produced in Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, and Guinea-Bissau in view of the emergence of the market economy model and multiparty politics in the late 1980s. It ... More


Neorealism and Nationalist African Cinema

Sada Niang

in Global Neorealism: The Transnational History of a Film Style

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031229
eISBN:
9781617031236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031229.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the influence of Italian neorealism on the Francophone African cinema of the nationalist period (1960>–75), and discusses the historical, institutional, and aesthetic affinities ... More


The Beautiful Fantasy: Imaginary Representations of Football in West African Cinema

Vlad Dima

in Cinéma-monde: Decentred Perspectives on Global Filmmaking in French

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474414982
eISBN:
9781474444736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414982.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter first intends to explain the socio-political importance of football in West Africa (and its connections with Europe) as made evident by filmic representations. Second, it aims to ... More


Globalisation, Cinéma-monde and the Work of Abderrahmane Sissako

Dayna Oscherwitz

in Cinéma-monde: Decentred Perspectives on Global Filmmaking in French

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474414982
eISBN:
9781474444736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414982.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter compares and contrasts Abderrahmane Sissako’s better-known films with the English-language novels of the Afropolitanism movement, whose African-born characters all share a familiarity ... More


Moving Pictures, Mired Cars: The Automobile in African Francophone Cinema

Lindsey B. Green-Simms

in Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901141
eISBN:
9781452957654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Chapter 3 turns to Francophone cinema, discussing in detail Ousmane Sembene’s Xala and Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s Quartier Mozart. While media scholars like Kristin Ross have often focused on the shared ... More


Re-Membering Congo

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko

in Necessary Noise: Music, Film, and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190499570
eISBN:
9780190499617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499570.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter posits that the east of Congo is the site of two simultaneous and equally destructive conflicts, one over mineral resources and one over history. The first is quantifiable in death ... More


Sin City Cinema: The Underworld Race Films of Oscar Micheaux and Ralph Cooper

in Under a Bad Sign: Criminal Self-Representation in African American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226550350
eISBN:
9780226550374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226550374.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the race films in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s. It analyzes several such films including Within Our Gates directed by Oscar Micheaux, Birth of a Nation by D.W. ... More


Youth and Média-engagé: Is This West Africa’s Heterolinguistic Cinéma-monde?

Carina Yervasi

in Cinéma-monde: Decentred Perspectives on Global Filmmaking in French

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474414982
eISBN:
9781474444736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414982.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates the heterolinguistic cinema of West Africa. Focusing on what the author designates as média-engagé, a collection of politically-engaged documentaries, videos and reportages ... More


Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres

Jonathan Haynes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387819
eISBN:
9780226388007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388007.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Nigeria’s Nollywood is among the world’s largest film industries and is the most powerful expression of contemporary African culture. This book provides an overview of the industry and its history ... More


The Return of the Mercedes: Upward Mobility, the Good Life, and Nigerian Video Film

Lindsey B. Green-Simms

in Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901141
eISBN:
9781452957654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Chapter 4 examines the popular and low-budget Nollywood video films where the private luxury car is both a highly coveted object, typically seen driving down paved roads in posh neighborhoods, and a ... More


Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa

Lindsey B. Green-Simms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901141
eISBN:
9781452957654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Postcolonial Automobility discusses how the automobile, with its promise of autonomous, unfettered mobility is a paradigmatic object through which one can assess the pleasures, dangers, and limits of ... More


The Hum of Progress: Motorcars and the Modernization of West Africa

Lindsey B. Green-Simms

in Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901141
eISBN:
9781452957654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Chapter 1 focuses on the history of motorization from the colonial moment to the decolonizing decades following World War II. Examining various events or episodes alongside key literary and ... More


Conclusion: “Rememory,” the Visual, and America’s Future History: Race and the Digital Turn

Peter Lurie

in American Obscurantism: History and the Visual in U.S. Literature and Film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199797318
eISBN:
9780190225735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199797318.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book concludes by relating its discussion of visualizing history to the media and the public response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It shows their overly mediated depiction to have a precedent ... More


Women in Traffic: Toward a Feminist Automobility

Lindsey B. Green-Simms

in Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901141
eISBN:
9781452957654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Chapter 5 looks at the way that feminist texts re-write and work in dialogue with the male-centered films and novels where the car is a sign of patriarchal power and capitalist achievement. This ... More


“No Danger No Delay”: Wole Soyinka and the Perils of Driving

Lindsey B. Green-Simms

in Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901141
eISBN:
9781452957654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Chapter 2 focuses on the tragedy of motorcar accidents through a close reading of Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka’s 1965 post-independence play The Road about Nigerian lorry drivers living on the urban ... More


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