Gender Terrains in African Cinema

Gender Terrains in African Cinema

Gender Terrains in African Cinema reflects on a body of canonical African filmmakers who address a trajectory of pertinent social issues. Dipio analyses gender relations around three categories of female characters – the girl child, the young woman and the elderly woman and their male counterparts.

Detailed Information

  • Title: Gender Terrains in African Cinema
  • Author: Dominica Dipio
  • Publisher: NISC (African Humanities Series)
  • Country of Origin: South Africa
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • ISBN: 9781920033385
  • Bib. Info: Paperback; 244pp

Gender Terrains in African Cinema reflects on a body of canonical African filmmakers who address a trajectory of pertinent social issues. Dipio analyses gender relations around three categories of female characters – the girl child, the young woman and the elderly woman and their male counterparts.

Although gender remains the focal point in this lucid and fascinating text, Dipio engages attention in her discussion of African feminism in relation to Western feminism. With its broad appeal to African humanities, Gender Terrains in African Cinema stands as a unique and radical contribution to the field of (African) film studies, which until now, has suffered from a paucity of scholarship.

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