n English in Africa - Men in African Film & Fiction, Lahoucine Ouzgane (Ed.) : review article

Volume 38, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0376-8902



positions itself as the first scholarly attempt to provide a comprehensive study of the representation of male characters in novels and films by African writers and filmmakers. It consists of a brief (six-page long) introduction by the editor of the collection, Lahoucine Ouzgane, and twelve essays, organised into two separate sections titled, respectively, 'Man & Nation in Africa' and 'Alternative Masculinities.' With a few notable exceptions, almost all of the contributing authors are literature scholars located within English Departments. The essays cover broad geographical terrain, from North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Morocco), to West Africa (Cameroon, Senegal), to East Africa (Kenya, Uganda), to Southern Africa (Zimbabwe, South Africa), as well as paying attention to African diaspora communities beyond the continent (Martinique).

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