* Choice *
This is a wonderful collection, bringing together a bounty of new information, descriptions and ideas. . . . Overall, the book brings together a set of highly original contributions that advance knowl- edge of Nigerian video production.
* Africa *
[T]he cumulative effect of [these] studies is to provide invaluable information for those wishing to keep up with where African cinema is today.
* Journal of African History *
Global Nollywood represents the most up-to-date research on Nollywood as a transnational cultural practice and is a must-read for scholars and students of African screen media.
* African Studies Review *
[T]he book is ground-breaking in its exploration of unchartered territories. . . . It proves that, in spite of appearing to be a niche market, Nollywood, which has reconfigured the canonized theory of African cinema and inspired other African countries, can no longer be excluded from the canon of African cinema in the field of film studies.
* African Affairs *
The book compiles a range of pieces of high-quality academic work, dealing with Nollywood's transnational production, its uptake in different places in the world, and the various needs it serves of its many different audience groups in Africa and the diaspora. It also unveils a fascinating variety of the ways in which Nollywood cinema is viewed and interpreted, culturally remediated in new contexts, and its stories reproduced with a twist to cater to religious and cultural sensitivities.
* Research in African Literatures *
Krings and Okome have successfully produced a volume that is simultaneously delightfully entertaining yet appropriately erudite. It is a welcome addition to the fields of film, media, African, and cultural studies. The volume is extremely accessible to both the general informed public and academic audiences and, as a research tool, can be quickly or conveniently accessed for specific information.Winter 2015
* Cinema Journal *
Kring's and Okome's edited volume represents a new and important stage in an ongoing conversation about Nollywood's transnational dimensions. . . This volume is highly recommended reading . . . .
* African Arts *