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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Shin, Sarah J. Developing in Two Languages: Korean Children in America. Clevedon-Buffalo-Toronto: Multilingual Matters LTD, 2005. Pp. viii + 194.

November 9th, 2010|

In Developing in Two Languages: Korean Children in America, Sarah J. Shin illuminates the power and identity struggles of minority language speakers in the U.S., with examples of Korean American children’s language development, exposing a facet of the American society’s broad discrimination on language. Shin is a 1.5 generation immigrant from South Korea, who acquired […]

Ethnicity, Identity, and Music: The Musical Construction of Place. ed. Martin Stokes (Oxford/New York: Berg Publishers, 1994)

November 3rd, 2010|

Ethnicity, Identity, and Music: The Musical Construction of Place edited by Martin Stokes engages the multifarious experience of music and performance vis-à-vis social identity and cultural subjectivity working to clarify an argument for music and all its by-parts (e.g., listening, dancing, arguing, discussing, thinking, and writing) as a powerful “means by which ethnicities and identities […]

London Rivers

November 3rd, 2010|


London Rivers (2009)

It was an aesthetic delight to experience the work of Sotigui Kouyaté in his highly engaging last film London Rivers (2009) which won him a ‘Silver Bear’ at the Berlinale Filmfestival. Interviewed in 2001 he explained how he felt about his roles as an African and a storyteller:

Let’s be modest. Africa is […]


November 3rd, 2010|

Issues of race, nationhood, community and kinship lie at the heart of your films. What were your specific motivations for making ‘LONDON RIVER’?

I would say that all my films are concerned with the subject of meetings between different people, from different countries and different worlds. This theme of meetings is always at the heart of […]

Interview with Sotigui Kouyaté

November 3rd, 2010|

What was it about Rachid’s screenplay that convinced you to do the film?
The theme of the film doesn’t just concern Africa, but the whole of society. That is, it is about the crisis of communication and the problem of identity. This is particularly relevant to Africa. I believe that every African has a duty towards […]