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Global Nollywood: The Transnational Dimensions of an African Video Film Industry (African Expressive Cultures)


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Global Nollywood considers this first truly African cinema beyond its Nigerian origins. In 15 lively essays, this volume traces the engagement of the Nigerian video film industry with the African continent and the rest of the world. Topics such as Nollywood as a theoretical construct, the development of a new, critical film language, and Nollywood's transformation outside of Nigeria reveal the broader implications of this film form as it travels and develops. Highlighting controversies surrounding commodification, globalization, and the development of the film industry on a wider scale, this volume gives sustained attention to Nollywood as a uniquely African cultural production.

About the Author

Matthias Krings is Professor of Anthropology and African Popular Culture at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.

Onookome Okome is Professor of African Literature and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

Nollywood and Its Diaspora: An Introduction \ Matthias Krings and Onookome Okome

Part 1. Mapping the Terrain

1. From Nollywood to Nollyworld: Processes of Transnationalization in the Nigerian Video Film Industry \ Alessandro Jedlowski

2. Nollywood's Transportability: The Politics and Economics of Video Films as Cultural Products \ Jyoti Mistry and Jordache A. Ellapen

Part 2. Transnational Nollywood

3. The Nollywood Diaspora: A Nigerian Video Genre \ Jonathan Haynes

4. Nollywood Made in Europe \ Sophie Samyn

5. Made in America: Urban Immigrant Spaces in Transnational Nollywood Films \ Claudia Hoffmann

6. Reversing the Filmic Gaze: Comedy and the Critique of the Postcolony in Osuofia in London \ Onookome Okome

7. Nollywood and Postcolonial Predicaments: Transnationalism, Gender, and the Commoditization of Desire in Glamour Girls \ Paul Ugor

Part 3. Nollywood and Its Audiences

8. Nollywood in Urban Southern Africa: Nigerian Video Films and Their Audiences in Cape Town and Windhoek \ Heike Becker

9. Religion, Migration, and Media Aesthetics: Notes on the Circulation and Reception of Nigerian Films in Kinshasa \ Katrien Pype

10. "African Movies" in Barbados: Proximate Experiences of Fear and Desire \ Jane Bryce

11. Consuming Nollywood in Turin, Italy \ Giovanna Santanera

12. Nigerian Videos and Their Imagined Western Audiences: The Limits of Nollywood's Transnationality \ Babson Ajibade

Part 4. Appropriations of Nollywood

13. Transgressing Boundaries: Reinterpretation of Nollywood Films in Muslim Northern Nigeria \ Abdalla Uba Adamu

14. Karishika with Kiswahili Flavor: A Nollywood Film Retold by a Tanzanian Video Narrator \ Matthias Krings

15. Bloody Bricolages: Traces of Nollywood in Tanzanian Video Films \ Claudia Böhme

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The Transnational Dimensions of an African Video Film Industry
Krings, Matthias
Okome, Onookome
Indiana University Press
Bloomington, IN
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Film - History & Criticism
Africa; African Studies; Performance Studies; Cinema; Cinema/Film; Literature; Literature and Literary Studies; Media
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African Expressive Cultures
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9 x 6 x 1 in

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