Towards a theory of orality in African cinema

Tomaselli, Keyan G.; Shepperson, Arnold
September 1995
Research in African Literatures;Fall95, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p18
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Develops new theories in analyzing African cinema particularly in the context of African oral cultures and tradition. Failure of western film theory to understand the narratives and forms of cinema in Africa; Use of ontology; Use of psychoanalysis in analyzing African and Third World cinema; Need for indigenizing theory in interpreting African cinema.


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