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Featuring more than 6,500 articles, including over 350 new entries, this fifth edition of The Encyclopedia of British Film is an invaluable reference guide to the British film industry. It is the most authoritative volume yet, stretching from the inception of the industry to the present day, with detailed listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a century or so of great British cinema.

Brian McFarlane's meticulously researched guide is the definitive companion for anyone interested in the world of film. Previous editions have sold many thousands of copies, and this fifth instalment will be an essential work of reference for universities, libraries and enthusiasts of British cinema.

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Brian McFarlane and Anthony Slide

Featuring more than 6,500 articles, including over 350 new entries, this fifth edition of The Encyclopedia of British Film is an invaluable reference guide to the British film industry. It is the most authoritative volume yet, stretching from the inception of the industry to the present day, with detailed listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a century or so of great British cinema.

Brian McFarlane's meticulously researched guide is the definitive companion for anyone interested in the world of film. Previous editions have sold many thousands of copies, and this fifth instalment will be an essential work of reference for universities, libraries and enthusiasts of British cinema.

in The Encyclopedia of British Film
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Prophet of Pan-African Integration
Afeikhena Jerome

This chapter analyses the Pan-African career of Nigerian scholar-technocrat, Adebayo Adedeji, who headed the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) between 1975 and 1991. The author also assesses his efforts at promoting economic development and regional integration across Africa, as well as his intellectual contributions to these two fields.

in The Pan-African Pantheon
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African Identity and the African Condition
Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

This chapter assesses the thinking of Kenyan political scientist, Ali Mazrui, focusing particularly on his idea of “The Triple Heritage” (Africa’s indigenous, Western, and Islamic legacies) and the post-colonial “African Condition” in a perpetual quest for a self-generated development and security paradigm.

in The Pan-African Pantheon
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Critical Theorist of Revolutionary Decolonisation
Reiland Rabaka

This chapter assesses the philosophical thoughts of Bissau Guinean revolutionary, Amilcar Cabral, who was greatly influenced by Fanon. Rabaka analyses Cabral’s critical theories of revolutionary decolonization and revolutionary re-Africanization.

in The Pan-African Pantheon
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Global Pan-African Feminist
Rhoda Reddock

This chapter examines the contributions of Amy Ashwood Garvey – the wife of Marcus Garvey – to the Universal Negro Improvement and Conservation Association and African Communities Imperial League; her feminist activism; and her travels to Africa and the Caribbean.

in The Pan-African Pantheon
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Nobel Actor on a Pan-African Stage
Alison E. Stone Roofe

This chapter examines one of the early champions of African democracy: the only black Nobel prize winner in economics, St. Lucia’s Fabian intellectual, William Arthur Lewis. She assesses Lewis’s economic theories, his role as the economic adviser to Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah, and his calls for multi-party democracy in Africa’s diverse states.

in The Pan-African Pantheon
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Revolutionary Prophet of African Unity
Clinton Hutton

This chapter investigates how Jamaican musician, Bob Marley, used reggae – inspired by Marcus Garvey’s Pan-Africanism – as a weapon for preaching a liberation gospel advocating the decolonization of Southern Africa and the unity of Africa and its Diaspora.

in The Pan-African Pantheon
The Afro-Arab Peacemaker
Adekeye Adebajo

This chapter examines the Pan-African peacemaking of Africa’s first UN Secretary-General, Egypt’s Boutros Boutros-Ghali between 1992 and 1996, including his conflict management efforts in Angola, Mozambique, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, and Rwanda, and his landmark 1992 An Agenda For Peace report.

in The Pan-African Pantheon
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The Burden of Exile
Louisa Uchum Egbunike

This chapter examines the work of a pioneering Nigerian writer Buchi Emecheta, on women’s liberation and themes of the Diaspora that she explored through novels that drew heavily from her own life experiences.

in The Pan-African Pantheon