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TRANSNATIONAL EXPRESS: Moving Images and Popular Culture in Muslim Northern Nigeria
A lecture with Abdalla Uba Adamu

The attention of foreign media on Nigeria coincided with the turn to shari’a, or Islamic law, by many states in the northern part of the country. Abdalla Uba Adamu, professor of science education and curriculum studies and international comparative higher education at Nigeria’s Bayero University, examines two aspects of the resulting controversy: first “cultural downloading,” or the blatant appropriation of parts of Indian films in Hausa video films; and second, the comedic reinterpretation of America’s “War on Terror” and the “clash of civilizations” by Muslim directors in the north who have reenacted the American response to the events of 9/11.

Location: James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall

Official Website: http://www.barnard.edu/fom/index.html#transnational

Added by Fumio on October 24, 2007

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