By Cecile Bishop

The determine of the dictator looms huge in representations of postcolonial Africa. because the past due Nineteen Seventies, writers, film-makers and theorists have sought to symbolize the realities of dictatorship with no endorsing the colonialist cliches portraying Africans as incapable of self-government. opposed to the heavily-politicized responses provoked by means of this challenge, Bishop argues for a sort of feedback that locations the complexity of the reader's or spectator's reports on the middle of its investigations. Ranging throughout literature, movie and political conception, this examine demands a reengagement with notions - usually visible as unwelcome diversions from political questions - equivalent to referentiality, style and aesthetics. yet instead of pit 'political' ways opposed to formal and aesthetic techniques, the writer provides new insights into the interaction of the political and the classy. Cecile Bishop is a Junior study Fellow in French at Somerville collage, Oxford.

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