ALT 28 Film in African Literature Today
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172 Pages

21.6 x 13.8 cm

Series: African Literature Today

Imprint: James Currey

ALT 28 Film in African Literature Today

Edited by Ernest N. Emenyonu

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From Hollywood to Nollywood: this issue of African Literature Today examines the relationship between film and video and the literatures of Africa.
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

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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) - MaryEllen 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
The video film industry & its 'substitution' for literature & reading in Africa: a case of Nigeria's Nollywood - 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

Ernest N. Emenyonu is Professor Emeritus of Africana Studies at the University of Michigan-Flint, USA. He is Series Editor of African Literature Today, and editor of A Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (James Currey, 2017). A Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters (FNAL) and the Nigerian Academy of Education (FNAE), Professor Emenyonu is a specialist in African Literature, he has taught African Literature at various institutions of higher learning in Nigeria and the United States, and has published extensively in the field. His publications include Emerging Perspectives on Nawal El Saadawi (2010), Emerging Perspectives on Chinua Achebe Vols. 1 & 2, (2004), Goat Skin Bags and Wisdom: New Critical Perspectives on African Literature (2000). He is also the author of A Good Shepherd: A Biography of the Most Rev. Benjamin C. Nwankiti (2003). His works of fiction include Tales of Our Motherland (short stories) (1999) and a number of children's books including Uzo: A Story of African Childhood (2011).

"Introduces a very important topic." LUCAS BULLETIN

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9781847015105

November 2010

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Title Details

172 Pages

2.16 x 1.38 cm

Series: African Literature Today

Imprint: James Currey