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The reflection on migration has been one of the main themes of African literature for some time. What about cinema? Many Western films have already been produced on migrants from other continents, their itineraries and experience, yet African films on the subject are few. This article considers the presentation of foreign lands in Nollywood films and the evolution of migration stories since the 1990s, in the light of the growing diplomatic malaise affecting bilateral relations between Nigeria and South Africa, widely discussed in the media. It equally reports on recent problems encountered by Nigerian migrants in South Africa as a background to the film Man on Ground (2011) produced and directed by the Nigeria-born South African Akin Omotoso, whose study is the subject of the article.

  • Nigeria
  • Nollywood
  • migration cinema
  • South Africa
  • pedagogy
Françoise Ugochukwu
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