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

African Appropriations: Cultural Difference, Mimesis, and Media

Matthias Krings

Published July 20th 2015
ISBN : 9780253016294
Paperback
328 pages
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Why would a Hollywood film become a Nigerian video remake, a Tanzanian comic book, or a Congolese music video? Matthias Krings explores the myriad ways Africans respond to the relentless onslaught of global culture. He seeks out places where theyMoreWhy would a Hollywood film become a Nigerian video remake, a Tanzanian comic book, or a Congolese music video? Matthias Krings explores the myriad ways Africans respond to the relentless onslaught of global culture. He seeks out places where they have adapted pervasive cultural forms to their own purposes as photo novels, comic books, songs, posters, and even scam letters. These African appropriations reveal the broad scope of cultural mediation that is characteristic of our hyperlinked age. Krings argues that there is no longer an original or faithful copy, but only endless transformations that thrive in the fertile ground of African popular culture.