J. M. Burns

J. M. Burns is a professor of African history at Clemson University. He is the co-editor of Problems in Modern African Studies, Historical Problems of Imperial Africa, and Problems in African History.

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Flickering Shadows · Cinema and Identity in Colonial Zimbabwe
By J. M. Burns

Every European power in Africa made motion pictures for its subjects, but no state invested as heavily in these films, and expected as much from them, as the British colony of Southern Rhodesia. Flickering Shadows is the first book to explore this little-known world of colonial cinema.

“Burns has assembled an impressive amount of evidence — visual, written and verbal…This is an informative work which offers a model for historically informed scholarship on African film.”

Patrick Williams, Modern African Studies