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Title African film and literature [electronic resource] : Adapting violence to the screen. Lindiwe Dovey.
Author Dovey, Lindiwe.
Imprint 2009.
Description 1 online resource
Call # eBOOK
Series Film and Culture.
Summary Analyzing a range of South African and West African films inspired by African and non-African literature, Lindiwe Dovey identifies a specific trend in contemporary African filmmaking-one in which filmmakers are using the embodied audiovisual medium of film to offer a critique of physical and psychological violence. Against a detailed history of the medium's savage introduction and exploitation by colonial powers in two very different African contexts, Dovey examines the complex ways in which African filmmakers are preserving, mediating, and critiquing their own cultures while seeking a united vision of the future. More than merely representing socio-cultural realities in Africa, these films engage with issues of colonialism and postcolonialism, "updating" both the history and the literature they adapt to address contemporary audiences in Africa and elsewhere. Through this deliberate and radical re-historicization of texts and realities, Dovey argues that African filmmakers have developed a method of filmmaking that is altogether distinct from European and American forms of adaptation.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. LaVergne : Columbia University Press, 2009. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 77406 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 14660 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject History.
Literary Criticism.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Original 9780231147552
ISBN 9780231519380 (electronic bk)

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