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Dr Litheko Modisane

Senior Lecturer of Television Studies

Litheko Modisane is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Film and Media, University of Cape Town. He earned his PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Modisane is currently writing a book on the representation of Nelson Mandela in cinema and television. His book, South Africa’s Renegade Reels: The Making and Public Lives of Black-Centred Films, was published by Palgrave Macmillan (New York) in 2013. It focuses on the public lives of iconic black-centred films in South Africa, from the colonial to the post-apartheid eras. Such films, Modisane’s work demonstrates, are catalysts for public reflections on social and political issues germane to anti-apartheid politics and fledgling democracies. Modisane contributes to a wide range of topics within the fields of film, television and African Literature. Modisane’s scope of interests includes repetoires of sartorial representations in the contemporary political public sphere in South Africa..

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