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Carmela Garritano

Carmela Garritano is an associate professor of Africana Studies and Film Studies at Texas A&M University. Her research has been supported by grants from Fulbright IIE and the West African Research Association.

Listed in: African Studies · African Film · African Literature · Film and Video - History and Criticism · Ghana · Media History · Media Studies

2015 Winner of the African Literature Association First Book Award · A 2013 Choice Outstanding Academic Title
Cover of 'African Video Movies and Global Desires'

African Video Movies and Global Desires
A Ghanaian History
By Carmela Garritano

African Video Movies and Global Desires is the first full-length scholarly study of Ghana’s commercial video industry, an industry that has produced thousands of movies over the last twenty years and has grown into an influential source of cultural production. Produced and consumed under circumstances of dire shortage and scarcity, African video movies narrate the desires and anxieties created by Africa’s incorporation into the global cultural economy.Drawing

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