The book analyzing art house films from the African continent and the African diaspora. It showcases a new generation of auteurs with African origins from political, aesthetic, and spectatorship perspectives. It also focuses on art-house cinema and discusses commercial African cinema, as well as enlarges our understanding of African film to include the thematic and aesthetic influence. Similarly, it highlights aesthetic and political aspects including racial identity, women’s issues, and diaspora. The book is heavily illustrated with over 90 film stills. It features selected stills integral to the film analysis in full colour. It moves beyond Western-oriented analytical paradigms
Anjali Prabhu is a Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Wellesley College, US, where she also teaches in the Cinema and Media Studies Program. The author of Hybridity: Limits, Transformations, Prospects (2007), she has published widely in journals such as Cinema Journal, International Journal of French and Francophone Studies, Levinas Studies, Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy, Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Literatures, Présence Francophone, and Comparative Literature Studies.
Dr. Seham Abdel Salam