Journal of African Cinemas 11.3 is out now
Monday, March 16, 2020

Journal of African Cinemas 11.3 is out now

Intellect is pleased to announce that Journal of African Cinemas 11.3 is out now! 


Special Issue: ‘The Cinematic City: Desire, Form and the African Urban’ guest edited by Danai S. Mupotsa, Polo B. Moji and Natasha Himmelman


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Aims & Scope


The Journal of African Cinemas is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal that explores the interactions of visual and verbal narratives in African film. It recognizes the shifting paradigms that have defined and continue to define African cinemas. Identity and perception are interrogated in relation to their positions within diverse African film languages.


Issue 11.3




The cinematic city: Desire, form and the African urban

Danai S. Mupotsa, Polo B. Moji and Natasha Himmelman 




Hyenas/hustlers: An Afrosur/realist reading of Touki Bouki (1973) 

Polo B. Moji


Melancholy freedom: Movement and stasis in Sibs Shongwe-La Mer’s Necktie Youth (2015)

Timothy Wright


‘Maisha yetu ya kila siku kama vile movie’: Fantasy, desire and urban space in Tanzanian music videos 

David Kerr


Listening and hearing Carmen: Sonic cartographies of struggle in U-Carmen eKhayelitsha (2005)

Natasha Himmelman


Filming the invisible: Rubrics of ordinary life in Stories of Our Lives (2014) 

Eddie Ombagi


The casebre on the sand: Reflections on Luanda’s excepted citizenship through the cinematography of Maria João Ganga’s Na Cidade Vazia (2004) 

Addamms Mututa


Dark and gritty/slick and glossy: Genre, Nollywood and Lagos 

Connor Ryan


Fragile feeling

Danai S Mupot