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Black and White in Colour: Africa's History on Screen
edited by Vivian Bickford-Smith and Richard Mendelsohn
Ohio University Press, 2007
Paper: 978-0-8214-1747-8
Library of Congress Classification PN1995.9.A43B53 2007
Dewey Decimal Classification 791.43658

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Black and White in Colour: African History on Screen considers how the African past has been represented in a wide range of historical films. Written by a team of eminent international scholars, the volume provides extensive coverage of both place and time and deals with major issues in the written history of Africa. Themes include the slave trade, imperialism and colonialism, racism, and anticolonial resistance. Many of the films will be familiar to readers: they include Out of Africa, Hotel Rwanda, Breaker Morant, Cry Freedom, The Battle of Algiers, and Chocolat.

This collection of essays is a highly original and useful contribution to African histography, as well as a significant addition to the growing body of work within the emerging subdiscipline of “film and history.” It will appeal to those interested in African history and the ways in which films use the past to raise questions about the present.

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