[FoME] New Book: Africa's Media Image in the 21st Century

Christoph Dietz Christoph.Dietz at CAMECO.ORG
Mi Jul 27 14:34:12 CEST 2016

The editors are pleased to announce the publication of:

Africa's Media Image in the 21st Century: From the "Heart of Darkness"
to "Africa Rising" 
Mel Bunce, Suzanne Franks, Chris Paterson (eds)

The book brings together leading researchers and prominent journalists
to explore the representation of sub-Saharan Africa, and the production
of that image. Its twenty-nine chapters address topics from the coverage
of Boko Haram and the Ebola crisis, to the emergence of the "Africa
Rising" narrative, the Chinese media system's view of Africa, and the
impact of Twitter and Instagram on whose voices are heard.

Contributors include: Salim Amin, Zeinab Badawi, Sean Jacobs, Francis
Nyamnjoh, Herman Wasserman, Eliza Anyangwe, Michela Wrong, Howard
French, Kate Wright, Martin Scott, Vivien Marsh, H. Nanjala Nyabola,
Stijn Joye, Olatunji Ogunyemi, Toussaint Nothias, Danielle Becker, Anjan
Sundaram, Rachel Flamenbaum, Heba Aly, Ludek Stavinoha, Audrey Ariss,
Anya Schiffrin, James Wan, Abdullahi Tasiu Abubakar and Noah Tsika.

Selected Reviews:

"Mel Bunce, Suzanne Franks and Chris Paterson have assembled the single
most important collection of analyses of African media and image in at
least a quarter of a century. In practically all respects this volume 
goes beyond previous, mainly 20th century, northern-centered ways of
framing and thinking about Africa's media image”. *
Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Bowling Green State University

"This is an excellent book which fills a crucial gap in existing
literature. It has a wide range of contributors offering key insights
and analysis - a must read for students and academics in development
studies as well as those in media and international journalism."
Gregory Philo, University of Glasgow

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