African Cinema, Neoliberal Narratives and the Right of Necessity

African Cinema, Neoliberal Narratives and the Right of Necessity

African cinema offers a distinctive contribution to world cinema with its unique expertise of neoliberal genealogy and its opposition to those ubiquitous logics that serve only to validate injustices and regression made in the name of managerial liberalism. It provides a deft analysis of the common thread running through globalization, free-market fanaticism, corporate greed and its asymmetrical economic dominance that naturalizes a global caste system. This book shows that African cinema represents a powerful contribution to our understanding of neoliberalism’s global dominance that generates shrinking security, multiple recessions and endless austerity, and a culture of permanent anxiety and precarity.


Olivier J. Tchouaffe, PhD, is an African film and media scholar, affiliated with the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to authoring four books, he has written more than 30 journal articles and book chapters.

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ISBN: 1-5275-7717-1

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-7717-6

Release Date: 1st February 2022

Pages: 205

Price: £61.99