Mapping Angola and Mozambique
Edited By Ana Mafalda Leite, Hilary Owen, Rita Chaves and Livia Apa
Nation and Narration: What Does African Cinema Tell Us?
History decays into images, not stories.
The currently much belabored split between the Word and the image, and the announcements of the end of the age of the print and the advent of the age of electronic image, and the diagnoses of post-literate man seems to me to vastly overrate the phenomena in question. The new literacy, the ability to ‘read’ streams of visual images, has indeed, at times, the chaotic, uncontrolled, unsophisticated and exuberant qualities that often accompany a significant innovation or advance, but I think it is beginning to be apparent that this is new literacy is not a negation of the older sort of literacy, but an expansion or an enlargement of the idea of literacy itself […].
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