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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is African films.

Six Superlative Sources

Safundi· Africultures, Cultures Africaines.

· Barlet, Olivier. 2000 (1996). African Cinemas: Decolonizing the Gaze. Zed Books. Revised and up-dated translation, by Chris Turner, of Les Cinémas d'Afrique Noire: Le Regard en Question. Collection Images Plurielles. L'Harmattan.

· Davis, Peter. 1996. In Darkest Hollywood: Exploring the Jungles of Cinema's South Africa. Ravan Press; Ohio University Press.

· Diawara, Manthia. 1992. African Cinema: Politics and Culture. Blacks in the Diaspora Series, Indiana University Press.

· Pfaff, Françoise. 1984. The Cinema of Ousmane Sembene, A Pioneer of African Film. Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies 79, Greenwood Press.

· Ukadike, Nwachukwu Frank. 1994. Black African Cinema. University of California Press.

Other Excellent Sources

· Bakari Imruh, and Mbye B. Cham (eds). 1996. African Experiences of Cinema. British Film Institute.

· Balogun, Françoise. 1987. The Cinema in Nigeria. Delta Publications.

· Ekwuazi, Hyginus. 1991 (1987). Film in Nigeria. Nigerian Film Corporation.

· Givanni, June, and Imruh Bakari (eds). 2000. Symbolic Narratives / African Cinema: Audiences, Theory and the Moving Image. British Film Institute.

· Harrow, Kenneth (ed). 1995. African Cinema. Special issue of Research in African Literatures 26(3).

· Haynes, Jonathan (ed). 2000 (1997). Nigerian Video Films. Second edition. Research in International Studies, Africa Series 73, Ohio University Center for International Studies.

· Les Cinémas d'Afrique: Dictionnaire. 2000. Karthala and Association des Trois Mondes.

· Pfaff, Françoise. 1988. Twenty-Five Black African Filmmakers: A Critical Study, with Filmography and Bio-Bibliography. Greenwood Press.

· Shafik, Viola. 1998. Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity. American University in Cairo Press.

· Tomaselli, Keyan. 1988. The Cinema of Apartheid: Race and Class in South African Film. Century-Hutchinson; Smyrna; Lake View Press.

· Ukadike, N. Frank (ed). 1995. New Discourses of African Cinema / Nouveaux Discours du Cinéma Africain. Special issue of Iris 18.

· Wassef, Magda. 1995. Egypte, 100 Ans de Cinéma. Librairie du Premier Siècle du Cinéma. Editions Plume and Institut du Monde Arabe.

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