Journals and Journal Articles

Africa film & TV magazine. Harare, Zimbabwe : Z Productions, c1995-

Africa film & TV. (Annual) Harare, Zimbabwe : Z Promotions, c1993-2003

Africa film & TV (Quarterly) Harare, Zimbabwe: Z Promotions, c1993-1995

FESPACO news. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: FESPACO.
Frequency notes: Daily (during the festival)
Language note: English and French.

FESPACO newsletter. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: FESPACO, c1994-

Africultures. Paris: Editions L'Harmattan, c1997-
Note: Each issue also has a distinctive title, as in:
      Cinémas mémoire, 09 (1998)
      Masa, Fespaco. Nouvelles créations africaines, 18 (1999)  
      Acteurs noirs, 27 (2000)
      La geste musicale dans les cinémas noirs, 37 (2001)
      Cinéma: L'exception africaine, 45 (2002)
      Islam, croyances et négritude dans les cinémas d'Afrique, 47 (2002)

Journal of African Cinemas. Bristol: Intellect, c2009-
Note: Special issue on Nollywood, Vol. 4 Issue 1 (July 2012).

Haynes, Jonathan - "Reflections on Nollywood" pp. 3-7(5)

McCall, John C. - "The capital gap: Nollywood and the limits of informal trade" pp. 9-23(15)

McCain, Carmen - "Video exposé: Metafiction and message in Nigerian films" pp. 25-57(33)

Green-Simms. Lindsey - "Hustlers, home-wreckers and homoeroticism: Nollywood's Beautiful Faces" pp. 59-79(21)

Adesokan, Akin - "Nollywood and the idea of the Nigerian cinema" pp. 81-98(18)

Haynes, Jonathan - "A bibliography of academic work on Nigerian and Ghanaian video films" pp. 99-133(35)

Santiague, Lilia. “Postcolonial African Cinema: From Political Engagement to Postmodernism”. Africa Today, Summer 2009: vol. 55, Issue 3. P. 125-126.

Yewah, Emmanuel. "Cinema and social discourse in Cameroon". Research in African Literatures, Fall 2007, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p. 199-201.


Electronic Resources

The Center for the Study and Research of African Women in Cinema - "provides a space for study and research of myriad topics relating to African women in cinema".

Hoefert de Turégano, Teresa. (2004) African cinema and Europe: close-up on Burkina Faso. Florence: European Press Academic Publishing. [Harvard PIN access only]

King, Woodie. (2003) The impact of race: theatre and culture. New York: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books; Milwaukee, WI: Sales & distribution, North America, Hal Leonard Corp. [Harvard PIN access only]

Russell, Sharon A., 1941- (1998) Guide to African cinema. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. [Harvard PIN access only]

Print Resources: A Selection


Alloo, Fatma. (Ed.) (2007). 10 years of ZIFF. Zanzibar: Gallery Publications, in collaboration with Zanzibar International Film Festival (Festival of the Dhow Countries).

Azodo, A.U. & Eke, M.N. (Eds.) (2007). Gender and sexuality in African literature and film. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press.

Bakari, I. & Cham, M.B. (1996). African experiences of cinema. London: BFI Publishing.

Barlet, O. (2000). African cinemas: decolonizing the gaze. (C. Turner, Trans.) London; New York: Zed Books.

Barrot, P. (2005). Nollywood: le phénomène vidéo au Nigeria. Paris: Harmattan.

Barrot, P., et al. (Eds.). (2008). Nollywood: the video phenomenon in Nigeria. Oxford: James Currey; Ibadan, Nigeria: HEBN; Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press.

B'beri, B.E. (2006). Mapping alternative expressions of blackness in cinema: a horizontal labyrinth of transgeographical practices of identity. Bayreuth [Germany]: Thielmann & Breitinger.

Bonetti, M. & Reddy, P. (Eds.). (2003). Through African eyes: dialogues with the directors. New York, NY: African Film Festival.

Botha, M. (2007). Marginal lives & painful pasts: South African cinema after apartheid. Parklands: Genugtig!.

Boughedir, F. (1992). African cinema from A to Z. [Le cinéma africain de A à Z.] (D. A. Woodford, Trans.) Brussels, Belgium: OCIC.

Brahimi, D. (1997). Cinémas d'Afrique francophone et du Maghreb. Paris: Nathan. 

Bickford-Smith, V. & Mendelsohn, R. (Eds.) (2007). Black and white in colour: African history on screen. Oxford: James Currey; Athens: Ohio University Press; Cape Town: Double Storey.

Cameron, K.M. (1994). Africa on film: beyond black and white. New York: Continuum.

Cinémas africains d'aujourd'hui: guide des cinématographies d'Afrique. Paris: Karthala, 2007.

Dan-Inna, C., Diop, B.B. & Vieux Savané (2005). Portraits de journalistes et de cinéastes africaines. Dakar Ponty: Institut Panos Afrique de l'Ouest.

Diawara, M. (1992). African cinema: politics and culture. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Diop, S. (2004). African francophone cinema. New Orleans: University Press of the South.

Enahoro, A.U. (1997). Semiotics of an African cinema: Xala as a paradigm. Lagos, Nigeria: Cinemarts Communications Internationale.
See also
: Kakou, A. (1980). Xala, l'analyse du film. Abidjan: CERAV.; Xala. [Curse]. New York: New Yorker Films.; (1974, 1976). Xala. [Wake, C., Trans.]. Westport, Conn.: L. Hill & Co.

Gardies, A. (1989). Cinéma d'Afrique noire francophone: l'espace-miroir. Paris: L'Harmattan.

Gugler, J. (2003). African film: re-imagining a continent. Bloomington: Indiana University Press; Cape Town: David Philip; Oxford: James Currey.

Harrow, Kenneth W. (2007). Postcolonial African cinema: from political engagement to postmodernism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Reviewed by Lilia Santiague: “Postcolonial African Cinema: From Political Engagement to Postmodernism” in Africa Today, Summer 2009: vol. 55, Issue 3. p. 125-126

Ilboudo, P.G. (1988). Le FESPACO, 1969-1989: les cinéastes africains et leurs œuvres. Ouagadougou: Editions La Mante.

Imbert, Henri-François. (2007). Samba Félix Ndiaye, cinéaste documentariste africain. Paris: Harmattan.

Kamba, S. (1992). Production cinématographique et parti unique: l'exemple du Congo. Paris: L'Harmattan.

Kane, M.D. (2004). Marginalité et errance dans la littérature et le cinéma africains francophones: les carrefours mobiles. Paris: Harmattan.

Maingard, J. (2007). South African national cinema. London; New York: Routledge.

Maynard, R.A. (Ed.) (1974). Africa on film: myth and reality. Rochelle Park, N.J.: Hayden Book Co.

McCluskey, A.T. (Ed.) (2007). Frame by frame III: a filmography of the African diasporan image, 1994-2004. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Murphy, D. (2007). Postcolonial African cinema: ten directors. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Naudillon, F., Przychodzen, J. & Rao, S. (2006). L'Afrique fait son cinéma: regards et perspectives sur le cinéma africain francophone. Montréal, Québec: Mémoire d'encrier.

Okome, O. & Haynes, J. (1995). Cinema and social change in West Africa. Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria: Nigerian Film Corp.

Palmier, J.J. (2006). La femme noire dans le cinéma contemporain: star ou faire-valoir? Paris: L'Harmattan.

Rutanga, M. (Ed.) (2004). Gender, identity, and popular culture in contemporary African discourse. Kampala, Uganda: Centre for Basic Research.

Sacchi, F. & Caputo, R. (2008). This is Nollywood. Eureka Film Productions and the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University. A video documentary, 56 min.

Shaka, F. O. (2004). Modernity and the African cinema. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press.
See Shiela Petty's review in African Studies Review April 2006, Volume 49, Number 1, p.169-170.

Sherzer, D. (Ed.) (1996). Cinema, colonialism, postcolonialism: perspectives from the French and francophone world. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Signaté, I. (1994). Med Hondo, un cinéaste rebelle. Paris: Présence Africaine.

Tcheuyap, A. (2005). De l'écrit à l'écran: les réécritures filmiques du roman africain francophone. Ottawa: Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa.

Tcheuyap, A. & Doho, G., et al. (2005). Cinema and social discourse in Cameroon. Bayreuth, Germany: Thielmann & Breitinger.

Thackway, M. (2003). Africa shoots back: alternative perspectives in Sub-Saharan Francophone African film. Bloomington: Indiana University Press; Oxford: James Currey; Cape Town: David Philip.

Thiers-Thiam, Valérie. (2005). A chacun son griot: le mythe du griot-narrateur dans la littérature et le cinéma d'Afrique de l'Ouest. Paris: L'Harmattan.

Ukadike, N.F. (2002). Questioning African cinema: conversations with filmmakers. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.