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Title:Men in African film & fiction
Editor:Ouzgane, LahoucineISNI
City of publisher:Oxford
Publisher:James Currey
ISBN:1847015212; 9781847015211
Geographic term:Africa
gender relations
Abstract:The topic of men and masculinities in Africa has only recently been addressed in African fiction and film. After an Introduction by L. Ouzgane, the chapters look at iconography of impotence in the films 'Quartier Mozart', directed by J.P. Bekolo, and 'Clando' directed by J-M Teno (Cameroon, J. Bryce); homoerotics in 'The Smell of Apples' by Mark Behr (South Africa, L.M. Banco); masculinity in post-colonial Kenyan popular fiction (T. Odhiambo); manhood in the novel 'Ombre sultane' by Assia Djebar (Algeria, N. Rahman); masculinities in the works of Nawal El Saadawi (Egypt) and Tahar Ben Jelloun (Morocco/France) (L. Ouzgane); masculinities in post-independence Zimbabwean fiction (P. Alden); changing Shona masculinities in the films 'Flame', directed by Ingrid Sinclair, and 'Yellow Card', directed by John Riber (Zimbabwe; K. Daly Thompson); the crisis of Kenyan masculinity in the works of Ng~ug~i wa Thiong'o (A. Hammond); counter-narratives of masculinity in the films 'Faat Kiné' and 'Moolaadé' directed by Ousmane Sembene (Senegal; T.L. Stanley); masculinity in the literature of Asian-Africans ('Wahindi', 'Waarabu') in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania; J.K. Siboe Makokha); recent treatment of homosexuality in literature and films produced by African artists (M. Epprecht); and 're-membering' the last king of Dahomey (Benin), Ahidjere Behanzin, often depicted as a hero of colonial resistance and ideal of African manhood (W. Knepper). [ASC Leiden abstract]