SOAS University of London

Dovey Delivers a 'Choice' Book

11 February 2010
African Film and Literature Book Cover

A book by Lindiwe Dovey, a lecturer in African Film and Performances Arts in the Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa, has been chosen as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 by Choice magazine.

Choice is published by the Association for College and Research Libraries ( and is the pre-eminent review journal for academic libraries in North America.

Dr. Dovey's book, African Film and Literature: Adapting Violence to the Screen, explores the ways in which South African and West African filmmakers are using the medium of film to critique physical and psychological violence.

It was among 652 monographs in 54 disciplines chosen from the 7,000 titles reviewed by Choice in 2009. As we previously reported, a a history of modern Burma by Michael W. Charney, a senior lecturer in the History department, was also chosen for the recognition.