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About: Recent Issue of Matatu on Women and African Cinema

Wed, 14 May 97 09:02:00 PDT

Originally from: "Kenneth W. Harrow" <>
Originally dated: Wed, 14 May 97 09:02:00 PDT

The most recent issue of *Matatu* has just appeared. It was
a special issue on Women and African Cinema, and is titled
"With Open Eyes: Women and African Cinema."
The table of contents is the following:
--Kenneth Harrow, "Introduction"
--Stephen Zacks, "A Problematic Sign of Difference in
--Beti Ellerson, "The Female Body as Symbol of Change and
Dichotomy: Conflicting Paradigms in the Representation of
Women in African Film"
--Ratiba Hadj-Moussa: "The Locus of Tension: Gender in
Algerian Cinema"
--J.O.J.Nwachukwu-Agbada, "Women in Igbo Language Films"
--Mildred Mortimer, "Nouveau Regard, nouvelle parole: le
cinema d'Assia Djebar"
--Madeleine Borgomano, "Visage de femmes: lecture
intertextuelle de *Finzan* et *Les Soleils des
--William Vincent, "The Unreal Yet Visible Line: Difference
and Desire for the Other in *Chocolat*"
--Kenneth W. Harrow, "Women with Open Eyes, Women of Stone
and Hammers: The Problematic Encounter between Western
Feminism and African Feminist Filmmaking Practice"
--Nancy Schmidt, "Sub-Saharan African Women Filmmakers:
Agendas for Research. Bibliography"
--Emilie Ngo-Nguidjol, "Focusing on Women in African Cinema:
An Annotated Bibliography"

Creative Writing: Three poems by Taban Lo Liyong and three
poems by J.B. Tati-Leotard

--SPEAKING FOR WOMEN: Interview with Anne Mungai (Frances
--*Sarraounia*: An Epic of Resistance. Interview with Med
Hondo (Francoise Pfaff)

Reviews, etc.

The volume can be ordered:
For USA/CANADA: from Rodopi B.V., 2015 S. Park
Place, Atlanta, GA 30339. tel 770-933-0027; 1-800-225-3998;
fax 770-933-9644; e-mail

or for other places: From
Editions Rodopi B.V., Keizersgracht 302-304, 1016 EX
Amsterdam, The Netherlands. tel: 31(0)20-622-7507; fax

paperback: $25, Hfl 40
hardback: $78, Hfl 125

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