African Appropriations: Cultural Difference, Mimesis, and by Matthias Krings

By Matthias Krings

Why may a Hollywood movie develop into a Nigerian video remake, a Tanzanian comedian ebook, or a Congolese song video? Matthias Krings explores the myriad methods Africans reply to the relentless onslaught of worldwide tradition. He seeks out locations the place they've got tailored pervasive cultural kinds to their very own reasons as photograph novels, comedian books, songs, posters, or even rip-off letters. those African appropriations demonstrate the large scope of cultural mediation that's attribute of our hyperlinked age. Krings argues that there's not an "original" or "faithful copy," yet merely never-ending differences that thrive within the fertile flooring of African renowned culture.

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