- Cultural Studies
- EX-ILES: Essays on Caribbean Cinema by Mbye Cham (HARDCOVER)
"Ex-Iles is a truly exciting and pioneering contribution to film studies, and a most important achievement in Caribbean and Black world cultural studies."
—Toni Cade Bambara
"A splendid addition to the burgeoning literature on 'third cinema,' this coherent and well-conceptualized collection focuses on a fascinatingly variegated archipelago of films, from popular features like Sugar Cane Alley and The Harder They Come to still-to-be discovered masterpieces like Ava and Gabriel. The writing is excellent throughout, with contributions by Aimé Césaire, Daniel Boukman, Stuart Hall, Maryse Conde, Michaëlle Lafontant-Médard, Jon Stewart and Sylvia Winter. The critical discussion goes far beyond the films themselves to engage contemporary issues of post-coloniality and Afro-diasporic art. The analyses are theoretically sophisticated and never fail to provide historical contextualization for the films under discussion. The publication of this volume is especially opportune at a moment when notions of marginality, syncretism, and hybridity are the subjects of passionate debate. A superb contribution to a multi-culturalist remapping of the cinema.
—Robert Stam, Professor of Cinema Studies, New York University, co-author of Brazilian Cinema