Associate Professor of French George MacLeod has recently published a book, "Mediating Violence from Africa: Francophone Literature, Film and Testimony after the Cold War" (Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2023). The book looks at how Francophone African authors and filmmakers portray iconic figures such as child soldiers, islamist terrorists, genocide survivors and celebrity humanitarians across a range of genres. More broadly, it explores what it means to engage with stories and images of violence and trauma from around the globe, which are often disseminated at lightning speed and with little or no context.
November 03, 2023
By Lee Capristo