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Global Nollywood The Transnational Dimensions of an African Video Film Industry

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ISBN-10: 0253009359

ISBN-13: 9780253009357

Edition: 2013

Authors: Matthias Krings, Onookome Okome

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Nollywood and the Diaspora 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.
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 5/27/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 382
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
Nollywood and Its Diaspora: An Introduction
Mapping the Terrain
From Nollywood to Nollyworld: Processes of Transnationalization in the Nigerian Video Film Industry
Nollywood's Transportability: The Politics and Economics of Video Films as Cultural Products
Transnational Nollywood
The Nollywood Diaspora: A Nigerian Video Genre
Nollywood Made in Europe
Made in America: Urban Immigrant Spaces in Transnational Nollywood Films
Reversing the Filmic Gaze: Comedy and the Critique of the Postcolony in Osuofia in London
Nollywood and Postcolonial Predicaments: Transnationalism, Gender, and the Commoditization of Desire in Glamour Girls
Nollywood and its Audiences
Nollywood in Urban Southern Africa: Nigerian Video Films and Their Audiences in Cape Town and Windhoek
Religion, Migration, and Media Aesthetics: Notes on the Circulation and Reception of Nigerian Films in Kinshasa
"African Movies" in Barbados: Proximate Experiences of Fear and Desire
Consuming Nollywood in Turin, Italy
Nigerian Videos and Their Imagined Western Audiences: The Limits of Nollywood�s Transnationality
Appropriations of Nollywood
Transgressing Boundaries: Reinterpretation of Nollywood Films in Muslim Northern Nigeria
Karishika with Kiswahili Flavor: A Nollywood Film Retold by a Tanzanian Video Narrator
Bloody Bricolages: Traces of Nollywood in Tanzanian Video Films
List of Contributors
General Index
Film Title Index