The Making of a Film Empire

How did Nigeria create the second largest movie industry in the world? 

Nollywood began in Nigeria in the 1990s and has grown into the second largest film industry in the world in the number of films produced annually, behind only Bollywood and ahead of Hollywood. Emily Witt documents the shooting of a historic epic in the northern city of Jos, which is emerging after years of civil conflict and a brutal attack by Boko Haram. Can Nollywood, an organized chaos like Nigeria itself, become a global brand?

  • ISBN: 978-0-9971264-8-8
  • E-book ISBN: 978-0-9971264-9-5
  • On Sale: October 17, 2017

About the author

Emily Witt
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Emily Witt is a writer in New York City. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, n+1, the London Review of Books, and many other places. She has degrees from Brown University, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and Cambridge University, and was a Fulbright scholar in Mozambique. Her first book, Future Sex, was published in 2016 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

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