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Harrow, Kenneth W.

Overview
Works: 82 works in 211 publications in 3 languages and 5,602 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epistolary fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Novels  History  Academic theses  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PQ3989.2.B23, 843
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Most widely held works about Kenneth W Harrow
 
Most widely held works by Kenneth W Harrow
Trash : African cinema from below by Kenneth W Harrow( )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Highlighting what is melodramatic, flashy, low, and gritty in the characters, images, and plots of African cinema, Kenneth W. Harrow uses trash as the unlikely metaphor to show how these films have depicted the globalized world. Rather than focusing on topics such as national liberation and postcolonialism, he employs the disruptive notion of trash to propose a destabilizing aesthetics of African cinema. Harrow argues that the spread of commodity capitalism has bred a culture of materiality and waste that now pervades African film. He posits that a view from below permits a way to understand the tropes of trash present in African cinematic imagery."--Publisher's description
Rethinking African cultural production( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frieda Ekotto, Kenneth W. Harrow, and an international group of scholars set forth new understandings of the conditions of contemporary African cultural production in this forward-looking volume. Arguing that it is impossible to understand African cultural productions without knowledge of the structures of production, distribution, and reception that surround them, the essays grapple with the shifting notion of what "African" means when many African authors and filmmakers no longer live or work in Africa. While the arts continue to flourish in Africa, addressing questions about marginalization, what is center and what periphery, what traditional or conservative, and what progressive or modern requires an expansive view of creative production
Thresholds of change in African literature : the emergence of a tradition by Kenneth W Harrow( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These thresholds are found in the works discussed in Thresholds of Change. Included are analyses of works by the first generation of novelists in the 1950s and early 1960s that form the literature of temoignage, a literature that bears witness to individual lives and to social, cultural, and historical realities. There follows a study of the period from the 1960s to the 1990s that saw changes in the main trends, giving rise to new "literatures of revolt" and eventually to literatures expressive of postindependence contradictions and frustrations - "literatures of the oxymoron" or "postrevolt" writing
Faces of Islam in African literature( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postcolonial African cinema : from political engagement to postmodernism by Kenneth W Harrow( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marabout and the muse : new approaches to Islam in African literature( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These essays attest to the vitality of African traditions that also belong to the world of Islam. Islamic texts are presented here as essential components of the African cultural and social environment with which they enter into full dialogue."--BOOK JACKET. "This collection focuses on particular regions, including the Maghreb, Somalia, and Northern Nigeria; on notable authors, like Assia Djebar and Nuruddin Farah; and on crucial issues, like the involvement of women authors in Islamic literature and the entrance of Islamic orthodoxy into indigenous African texts. Many of the authors demonstrate the tension between the path of purity and that of mixing which continues to inform the development of Islamic literature in Africa."--Jacket
Less than one and double : a feminist reading of African women's writing by Kenneth W Harrow( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and French and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chaque fois qu'une critique féministe de la littérature africaine a été écrite durant les vingt dernières années, pourquoi était-il nécessaire que l'auteur s'excuse d'avoir recours à la théorie féministe occidentale, ou de ne pas avoir utilisé la théorie de Lacan ou Derida? Cette étude tentera d'aborder ces questions à travers les oeuvres de femmes écrivains telles que Ama Ata Aidoo, Safi Faye, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Calixthe Beyala, Véronique Tadjo et Tanella Boni
African cinema : postcolonial and feminist readings( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays speak to contemporary issues in African cinema. They address key aspects of post-colonialism and feminism - the two major topics of interest in current criticism. Issues of spectatorship, national identity, ethnography, patriarchy, women's roles, and the creation of key film industries-issues that animate the discussion of film today are central to this volume
African images : recent studies and text in cinema by Annual Meeting of the African Literature Association( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to African cinema by Kenneth W Harrow( )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative guide to African cinema with contributions from a team of experts on the topic A Companion to African Cinema offers an overview of critical approaches to African cinema. With contributions from an international panel of experts, the Companion approaches the topic through the lens of cultural studies, contemporary transformations in the world order, the rise of globalization, film production, distribution, and exhibition. This volume represents a new approach to African cinema criticism that once stressed the sociological and sociopolitical aspects of a film. The text explores a wide range of broad topics including: cinematic economics, video movies, life in cinematic urban Africa, reframing human rights, as well as more targeted topics such as the linguistic domestication of Indian films in the Hausa language and the importance of female African filmmakers and their successes in overcoming limitations caused by gender inequality. The book also highlights a comparative perspective of African videoscapes of Southern Nigeria, Ethiopia, and COte d'Ivoire and explores the rise of Nairobi-based Female Filmmakers. This important resource: -Puts the focus on critical analyses that take into account manifestations of the political changes brought by neocolonialism and the waning of the cold war -Explores -Examines the urgent questions raised by commercial video about globalization -Addresses issues such as funding, the acquisition of adequate production technologies and apparatuses, and the development of adequately trained actors Written for film students and scholars, A Companion to African Cinema offers a look at new critical approaches to African cinema
With open eyes : women and African cinema( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and Miscellaneous languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliografie : p. 193-218 Survey of some projects by female African filmmakers from different countries ; the problematic encounter between Western feminism and African feminist filmmaking practice; the representation of women in African film
So long a letter by Mariama Bâ( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is in the form of a letter, written by the widowed Ramatoulaye and describing her struggle for survival. It is the winner of the Noma Award
Language, literature and education in multicultural societies : collaborative research on Africa by Kenneth W Harrow( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a vivid overview of linguistic, literary and educational issues in a multicultural context from various perspectives. These range from large-scale surveys to specific analyses on aspects of language, literature and education. Contributions are very original and based on a common denominator: Multiculturalism. Despite the numerical dominance of contributions from Cameroon (one of the most multilingual countries in the world), this book brings together views from specialis
The humanities and the dynamics of African culture in the 21st century by John Ayotunde Isola Bewaji( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That Africa is at a crossroads in an increasingly globalised world is indisputable. Equally unassailable is the fact that the humanities, as a broad field of intellection, research and learning in Africa, appears to have been pigeonholed in debates of relevance in the development aspirations of many African nations. Historical experiences and contemporary research outputs indicate, however, that the humanities, in its various shades, is critical to Africa's capacity to respond effectively to such problems as security, corruption, political ineptitude, poverty, superstition, and HIV/AIDS, among
Mrs. Hen's Babies by Kenneth W Harrow( Book )

5 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African images : studies in cinema and texts( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

States of affect : trauma in partition/post-partition south Asia by Rituparna Mitra( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bingo book by Kenneth W Harrow( Book )

5 editions published between 1950 and 1951 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalism( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ancient world( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections appear generally in chronological order, roughly covering 2000 B.C. to A.D. 500. Each selection is introduced by a headnote that places the work in its historical moment, gives a brief account of the author's life (where authorship is known), and generally clarifies the significance of the particular work
 
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Thresholds of change in African literature : the emergence of a tradition
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Faces of Islam in African literaturePostcolonial African cinema : from political engagement to postmodernismThe marabout and the muse : new approaches to Islam in African literatureLess than one and double : a feminist reading of African women's writingAfrican cinema : postcolonial and feminist readingsAfrican images : recent studies and text in cinemaSo long a letterLanguage, literature and education in multicultural societies : collaborative research on AfricaAfrican images : studies in cinema and texts
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