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Title:Rethinking African cultural production
Editors:Ekotto, FriedaISNI
Harrow, Kenneth W.ISNI
City of publisher:Bloomington
Publisher:Indiana University Press
ISBN:0253015979; 9780253015976; 0253016002; 9780253016003; 0253016037; 9780253016034
Geographic terms:Africa
United States
Abstract:In this collected volume the editors, and an international group of scholars, bring together understandings of the conditions of contemporary African cultural production. Contributions address the question what 'African' means when many African authors and filmmakers no longer live or work in Africa, along with questions of marginalization, what is center and what periphery, what traditional or conservative, and what progressive or modern. They also go into the structure, distribution and reception of cultural production. Contents: Introduction: rethinking African cultural productions (Frieda Ekotto and Kenneth W. Harrow); The critical present: where is 'African literature'? (Eileen Julien); African writers challenge conventions of postcolonial literary history (Olabode Ibironke); Provocations: African societies and theories of creativity (Moradewun Adejunmobi); In praise of the alphabet (Patrice Nganang); African cultural studies: of travels, accents, and epistemologies (Tejumola Olaniyan); Le freak, c'est critical and chic: North African scholars and the conditions of cultural production in post-9/11 U.S. academia (Lamia Benyoussef); Reading 'beur' film production otherwise: the poetics of the human and the transcultural (Safoi Babana-Hampton); Revealing the past, conceptualizing the future on-screen: the social, political, and economic challenges of contemporary filmmaking in Morocco (Valerie K. Orlando); Thresholds of new African dramaturgies in France today (Maria Minich Brewer); Island geography as creole biography: Shenaz Patel's Mauritian literary production (Magali Compan). [ASC Leiden abstract]