Sankofa Amazon. She meets the titular character , a local mystic man who has the spirit world on speed dial. In a bit of magic realism, Mona gets transported back a few generations and faces her new identity as a slave who ultimately must fight for her freedom. It's perhaps every out-of-touch black Westerner's worst nightmare come true. But Mona, upon her return to reality, learns the essential lesson of Sankofa, which also happens to be an Akan word that translates to "It is not taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot. By today's standards, Mandingo is a laughably offensive tale of interracial love gone bonkers.
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Exploiting History with Mandingo Andrew DeVos bio Introduction The promotional poster for the exploitation film Mandingo prominently features a muscular black man firmly holding a partially disrobed white woman close to his shirtless body. Set against a fiery red sky, this couple is juxtaposed with another pair, a white man carrying a fainting black woman in his arms. Immediately above the two couples, stark black letters promise a revelatory experience:
Philip eventually married a woman named Vicky and the two remained close to Onstott for the rest of his life. Onstott dedicated Mandingo to Philip and Vicky. He based some of the events in the novel on "bizarre legends" he heard while growing up: He was invited to write an article for True:
Bob Keser passed away on Oct. Although we never met, he was an important member of the Bright Lights team and a friend through a long email correspondence and Facebook exchanges. He did anything from advising me on how to best structure my book of director interviews based on Bright Lights appearances to providing snappy titles for articles that resisted pigeonholing. Bob, we miss you.