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Title:Measuring time: Karin Barber and the study of everyday Africa
Editors:Okome, OnookomeISNI
Newell, StephanieISNI
Year:2012
Periodical:Research in African Literatures (ISSN 0034-5210)
Volume:43
Issue:4
Pages:195
Language:English
Geographic terms:Africa
Kenya
Nigeria
South Africa
Tanzania
Zambia
Subjects:popular culture
literature
cinema
Nollywood
popular music
About person:Karin Barber (1949-)ISNI
External link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/research_in_african_literatures/toc/ral.43.4.html
Abstract:Karin Barber's influential essay 'Popular arts in Africa', published in 1987, set out to open and solidify the study of popular arts in Africa. Implicitly testifying that the definitional ground has been adequately covered by Barber's essay, the contributors to this volume examine the cultural changes and social transformations that matter to 'popular' Africa, especially those that have to do with the transition from old media to new forms. They show how new technologies have helped to recast and rephrase narrative styles, themes and audiences. They also demonstrate how media interacts with new modes of artistic production and consumption in contemporary Africa. Their contributions offer case studies and analyses of popular literature, urban music and cinema and video, including Nollywood (Nigeria), Bongowood (Tanzania) and cellphilmmaking: making cinema with mobile phones. The volume includes a foreword by Karin Barber and an introduction by Onookome Okome and Stephanie Newell. Contributors: Dina Ligaga, Heike Becker, Hervé Tchumkam, Ranka Primorac, Jane Bryce, Graham Furniss and Abdalla Uba Adamu, Lizelle Bisschoff and Ann Overbergh, Debra Klein, James Ogude and Onookome Okome. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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