Lindiwe Dovey's African Film and Literature: Adapting Violence to the Screen PDF

By Lindiwe Dovey

Analyzing more than a few South African and West African movies encouraged via African and non-African literature, Lindiwe Dovey identifies a selected pattern in modern African filmmaking-one during which filmmakers are utilizing the embodied audiovisual medium of movie to supply a critique of actual and mental violence. opposed to an in depth heritage of the medium's savage advent and exploitation by means of colonial powers in very diversified African contexts, Dovey examines the advanced ways that African filmmakers are protecting, mediating, and critiquing their very own cultures whereas looking a united imaginative and prescient of the longer term. greater than basically representing socio-cultural realities in Africa, those motion pictures interact with problems with colonialism and postcolonialism, "updating" either the background and the literature they adapt to handle modern audiences in Africa and in different places. via this planned and radical re-historicization of texts and realities, Dovey argues that African filmmakers have constructed a style of filmmaking that's altogether detailed from eu and American varieties of adaptation.

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