African Film and Literature: Adapting Violence to the Screen by Lindiwe Dovey

By Lindiwe Dovey

Analyzing quite a number South African and West African movies encouraged through African and non-African literature, Lindiwe Dovey identifies a particular pattern in modern African filmmaking-one during which filmmakers are utilizing the embodied audiovisual medium of movie to provide a critique of actual and mental violence. opposed to a close heritage of the medium's savage advent and exploitation by means of colonial powers in very various African contexts, Dovey examines the complicated ways that African filmmakers are holding, mediating, and critiquing their very own cultures whereas looking a united imaginative and prescient of the long run. greater than in basic terms representing socio-cultural realities in Africa, those movies have interaction with problems with colonialism and postcolonialism, "updating" either the heritage and the literature they adapt to deal with modern audiences in Africa and somewhere else. via this planned and radical re-historicization of texts and realities, Dovey argues that African filmmakers have built a style of filmmaking that's altogether designated from ecu and American sorts of adaptation.

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