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By Kenneth W. Harrow

ISBN-10: 1611862450

ISBN-13: 9781611862454

This quantity makes an attempt to affix the disparate worlds of Egyptian, Maghrebian, South African, Francophone, and Anglophone African cinema—that is, 5 “formations” of African cinema. those 5 parts are of specific significance—each in its personal method. The historical past of South Africa, seriously marked by means of apartheid and its struggles, differs significantly from that of Egypt, which early on constructed its personal “Hollywood at the Nile.” The background of French colonialism impacted the 3 international locations of the Maghreb—Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco—differently than these in sub-Saharan Africa, the place Senegal and Sembène had their very own nice impression at the Sahelian area. Anglophone Africa, quite the movies of Ghana and Nigeria, has dramatically altered the methods humans have perceived African cinema for many years. historical past, geography, construction, distribution, and exhibition are thought of along movie experiences matters approximately ideology and style. This quantity offers crucial details for all these attracted to the very important worlds of cinema in Africa because the time of the Lumière brothers.


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