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African Feminist Engagements With Film (Feminist Africa Issue #16)

African Feminist Engagements With Film (Feminist Africa Issue #16)

Some *light* reading for you to do this weekend, or the next… courtesy of the African Women In Cinema blog, and the African Gender Institute within the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Cape Town.

Feminist Africa presents its latest Issue – #16 – with its stated focus being “African Feminist Engagements with Film.

Founded by noted scholar, writer, theorist, and film producer Amina Mama, its aim is “to provide a forum for progressive, cutting-edge gender research and feminist dialogue focused on the continent.

Writer and filmmaker Yaba Badoe, and filmmaker and professor Salem Mekuria, co-edited the issue.

You can find the entire 162-page issue in PDF format HERE.

Check out the full list of contents below:

EDITORIAL
African Feminist Engagements with Film
– by Yaba Badoe, Amina Mama and Salem Mekuria

FEATURES
Representation and Self Representation
– by Salem Mekuria

New Looks: The Rise of African Women Filmmakers
– by Lindiwe Dovey

Reflections on Cinema Criticism and African Women
– by Beti Ellerson

Challenging the Status Quo: A Feminist Reading of Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s Life and Living it
– by Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo and Joyce Osei Owusu

Strategising for Success: Re(packing) to Re(present)
– by Jihan El Tahri

Reflections on Making Witches of Gambaga
– by Yaba Badoe

Women and the Dynamics of Representation: Of Cooking, Cars and Gendered Culture
– by Abena P. A. Busia

IN CONVERSATION
Mahen Bonetti with Françoise Bouffault

Tsitsi Dangarembga with Beti Ellerson

Sandra Mbanefo Obiagwu with Nana Sekyiamah

STANDPOINT
Adventures from Our Bedrooms – Blogging about diverse exotic experiences
– by Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah

PROFILE
Black Pride Brazilian Style: The 5th Encontro de Cinema Negro Brasil Africa and Caribe
– by Yaba Badoe

Beit Sha’ar- Nomad’s Home
– by Iman Kamel

REVIEW
Witches of Gambaga
– by Sokari Ekine

Notre Etrangere
– by Yaba Badoe

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