Journal of African Cinemas – Volume 11, Number 1


Journal of African Cinemas: Special Edition on contemporary South African cinema 
pp. 3-9(7) 
Authors: Rijsdijk, Ian-Malcolm; Lawrence, Andrew


Outsiders, fairy tales and rainbowism in South African comedies: Soweto Green: This is a ‘Tree’ Story (Lister, 1995) and Fanie Fourie’s Lobola (Pretorius, 2013) 
pp. 11-29
Author: Mdege, Norita

Unsettling the ‘New’? Apartheid Did Not Die (Lowery, 1998) 
pp. 31-46
Author: Modisane, Litheko

Resistance documentaries in post-apartheid South Africa: Dear Mandela (Kell and Nizza, 2012) and Miners Shot Down (Desai, 2014) 
pp. 47-67
Author: Moyer-Duncan, Cara

Unravelling Pretville (Korsten, 2012) and encountering Marikana: The superfluous cheer of the Afrikaner volksiel 
pp. 69-82
Author: Steenekamp, Emelia


pp. 83-88
Authors: Dovey, Lindiwe; Frassinelli, Pier Paolo

Film Review

Film Review 
pp. 89-94(6) 
Author: Macintyre, Sandy

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The Journal of African Cinemas will explore 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. The editors are seeking papers that expound on the identity or identities of Africa and its peoples represented in film.

Publisher: Intellect

ISSN 1754-9221 (Print); ISSN 1754-923X (Online)

Journal website:

Editors: Keyan Tomaselli and Martin Mhando

Contact: David Nothling –