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Locating colonisation and globalisation in Francophone African film and literature: Spatial relations in Borom Sarret (1963), La Noir de... (1965) and cinéma (1997)

Langford, Rachael Elizabeth 2005. Locating colonisation and globalisation in Francophone African film and literature: Spatial relations in Borom Sarret (1963), La Noir de... (1965) and cinéma (1997). French Cultural Studies 16 (1) , pp. 91-104. 10.1177/0957155805049568

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Abstract

This article considers the figuring of space in three works from the post-Independence era of cultural production in Francophone West Africa: the films Borom Sarret (1963) and La Noire de… (1965) by Ousmane Sembène, and the novel Cinéma (1997) by Tierno Monenembo. The article examines the characteristic spatial tropes and practices of colonialism and globalisation. It then explores the use of horizontal and vertical figures in the three works above, concluding that the use of the horizontal and the vertical by Sembène and Monenembo can be read as forming a complex engagement with cultures of colonialism, neocolonialism and globalisation.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Modern Languages
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Uncontrolled Keywords: colonialism, Francophonie, geography, globalisation, Monenembo, Sembène, space
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1740-2352
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:50
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/3489

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