TITLE

Representation of female circumcision in Finzan, a Dance for the Heroes

AUTHOR(S)
DeLuca, Laura; Kamenya, Shadrack
PUB. DATE
September 1995
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Fall95, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p83
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Discusses the representation of female circumcision in Cheik Oumar Sissoko's film `Finzan, a Dance for the Heroes.' Views on female genital mutilation; Analysis of the characters of Segi and Fili; Redefinition of an idea of a hero through the tension between tradition and change; Strengths and problems of the film's approach on the issue of circumcision.
ACCESSION #
9509184655

 

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