Visions of Africa Series


Author: Herbert Cole

Publisher: 5Continents

ISBN: 9788874396320

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Igbo art is famous for its diversity, inventiveness, and aesthetic quality. This wide-ranging survey of art made by the 15 to 20 million Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria focuses on the 20th century but also takes a look at the extraordinary 9th- and 10th-century bce cast copper alloy and ceramic finds that influenced Igbo artworks created 20 centuries later. Ceremonial contexts and meanings are explained, covering art associated with individuals as well as communal works and ranging from personal decoration to architectural forms, from household objects to cult sculpture, title regalia, and public shrines. Many little-known objects are included alongside a generous sampling of the thousands of masks that are perhaps the quintessential forms of Igbo art.

Visions of Africa

the Jerome L. Joss collection of African Art at UCLA


Author: University of California, Los Angeles. Fowler Museum of Cultural History,Doran H. Ross

Publisher: Univ of California Museum of


Category: Art

Page: 159

View: 5103

Feminist Visions and Queer Futures in Postcolonial Drama

Community, Kinship, and Citizenship


Author: Kanika Batra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136887547

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 213

View: 4182

In this timely study, Batra examines contemporary drama from India, Jamaica, and Nigeria in conjunction with feminist and incipient queer movements in these countries. Postcolonial drama, Batra contends, furthers the struggle for gender justice in both these movements by contesting the idea of the heterosexual, middle class, wage-earning male as the model citizen and by suggesting alternative conceptions of citizenship premised on working-class sexual identities. Further, Batra considers the possibility of Indian, Jamaican, and Nigerian drama generating a discourse on a rights-bearing conception of citizenship that derives from representations of non-biological, non-generational forms of kinship. Her study is one of the first to examine the ways in which postcolonial dramatists are creating the possibility of a dialogue between cultural activism, women’s movements, and an emerging discourse on queer sexualities.

African Voices, African Visions


Author: Olugbenga Adesida,Arunma Oteh

Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute

ISBN: 9789171065308

Category: Political Science

Page: 217

View: 8446

In this book, the voices of a new generation of Africa are heard, exploring the future from personal and diverse perspectives. The authors have enumerated the ills of Africa, analyzed the problems and explored the opportunities. Remarkably, despite the daunting nature of the challenges, they were all hopeful about the future.

Pan-African Issues in Crime and Justice


Author: Biko Agozino

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135191300X

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 363

Criminology assumes the position of an established discipline, yet its influence is limited by its primary focus on the West for both theoretical and empirical substance. But the growing interest in comparative criminology now means that countries compare notes, thereby broadening the parameters of criminology. Still relatively ignored in the literature, however, are issues of crime and justice as they affect people of African descent around the globe. Drawing upon materials from countries in Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America, and Europe, this stimulating book reflects on the experiences of people of African descent to offer a convergence of criminologies in and outside the West. Simultaneously, it acknowledges Western criminology as a significant angle from which to comprehend crime and justice as they are conceptualized outside the West. The volume also investigates whether Western criminological accounts are relevant to the comprehension of crime, criminality and systems of justice in Africa, the Caribbean and South America.

Soil and Soil Fertility Management Research in Sub-Saharan Africa

Fifty years of shifting visions and chequered achievements


Author: Henk Mutsaers,Danny Coyne,Stefan Hauser,Jeroen Huising,Alpha Kamara,Generose Nziguheba,Pieter Pypers,Godfrey Taulya,Piet van Asten,Bernard Vanlauwe

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315518848

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 362

View: 1637

Judicious soil fertility management is crucial for sustainable crop production and food security in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This book describes the various concepts and approaches underlying soil and soil fertility management research in SSA over the last fifty years. It provides examples of important innovations generated and assesses the position of research within the research-to-development continuum, including how innovations have been validated with the intended beneficiaries. Using the experience of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) as a case study, the authors analyse how processes, partnerships and other factors have affected research priorities, the delivery of outputs, and their uptake by farming communities in SSA. They evaluate both successes and failures of past investments in soil fertility research and important lessons learnt which provide crucial information for national and international scientists currently engaged in this research area. The book is organised in a number of chapters each covering a chronological period characterised by its primary research content and approaches and by the dominant research paradigms and delivery models.

European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa


Author: Albert S. Gérard

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027274681

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1288

View: 8036

The first major comparative study of African writing in western languages, European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Albert S. Gérard, falls into four wide-ranging sections: an overview of early contacts and colonial developments “Under Western Eyes”; chapters on “Black Consciousness” manifest in the debates over Panafricanism and Negritude; a group of essays on mental decolonization expressed in “Black Power” texts at the time of independence struggles; and finally “Comparative Vistas,” sketching directions that future comparative study might explore. An introductory essay stresses the millennia of writing in Africa, side by side with a richly eloquent and artistic set of vernacular oral traditions; written and oral traditions have become interwoven in adaptations of imported forms and linguistic innovations that challenge traditional “high” literary norms. Gérard uses the mathematical concept of “fuzzy sets” to explain why the focus on “Black Africa” has led him to set aside for future analysis the literatures produced in North Africa, which fall under the influence of Muslim civilization, as well as the diasporic literatures of the New World. Over sixty scholars from twenty-two countries contribute specialized studies of creative writing by leading authors in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries such as Achebe, Mphahlele, Ngugi, Senghor, Soyinka, and Tutuola. Critical analyses are organized primarily around regions, reflecting different colonial languages imposed through schools and other social institutions. Some authors trace the adaptation of western genres, others identify syncretism with folktales or myths. The volumes are attentive to the heterogeneity of national literatures addressed to polyethnic and multilingual populations, and they note the instrumental politics of language in newly independent states. A closing chapter, “Tasks Ahead,” identifies areas for future scholars to explore.

African Horizons

The Landscapes of African Fiction


Author: Christine Loflin

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 123

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Explores the importance of landscape description in African fiction, arguing that discussion of landscape can reveal the geographic, religious, political, and social boundaries of the text.

Visions of the Third Millennium

Black Science Fiction Novelists Write the Future


Author: Sandra M. Grayson

Publisher: Africa Research and Publications


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 132

View: 4137

African Arts


Author: African Arts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780976261810

Category: Art, African

Page: N.A

View: 7296

Der dunkle Fluss



Author: John Hart

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641028000

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5590

Ausgezeichnet mit dem Edgar Allan Poe Award Es ist fünf Jahre her, dass Adam Chase in New York ein neues Leben anfing. Er hatte damals South Carolina verlassen, nachdem er von einer Mordanklage freigesprochen worden war. Nun bittet sein alter Freund Danny ihn um Hilfe, und Adam fährt zurück. Doch der Freund ist verschwunden und in der Heimatstadt schlagen ihm Argwohn und Hass entgegen. Als Danny tot aufgefunden wird, fällt der Verdacht gleich wieder auf Adam. Aber es ist nicht nur dieser neue Mord, der Adam aufwühlt. Er muss sich der Vergangenheit stellen und es gibt dunkle Familiengeheimnisse. John Hart erkundet mit großer Intensität, wie weit Menschen gehen können, wenn es um Geld geht und um Rache.

Die Kinder der Regenmacher

eine afrikanische Familiensaga ; Roman


Author: Aniceti Kitereza

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783872944597

Category: German fiction

Page: 332

View: 9662

Belletristik : Tansania/Kerewe ; Volksepos - 19. Jh.

Power and Nationalism in Modern Africa

Essays in Honor of Don Ohadike


Author: Toyin Falola,Salah M. Hassan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594604904

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 479

View: 6142

This book provides a forum for intellectual exchange around the connections between nationalism and power in Africa, with Africa viewed as a global presence. Various chapters explore aspects of the colonial order, the nature of change and of agencies within a comparative perspective.The book also interrogates African modernity and how it is constructed and articulated in comparison to other modernities. The chapters move from localism to globalism, and through various ideas and analyses we see modern Africa in a nuanced manner, a continent that is capable of accepting other cultures and traditions without losing all of its indigenous beliefs and values.The book exposes the power of traditions to reshape history, creating in different parts of the African diaspora the ideas to redefine lives and spaces and struggles to create a new future. Africans, like others, have their own ideas and constructions of modernity and modernism. They have, as the various contributions to this volume have amply demonstrated, staged modernity on their own terms, and in the process recast it in their own image.

New Novels in African Literature Today

A Review


Author: Ernest Emenyo̲nu

Publisher: James Currey


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 173

View: 1255

This issue of African Literature Today focuses on new novels by emerging as well as established African novelists.

A Tale of Two Africas

Nigeria and South Africa as Contrasting Visions


Author: Ali AlʼAmin Mazrui

Publisher: Adonis & Abbey Pub Limited


Category: History

Page: 358

View: 8058

Nigeria and South Africa provide the socioeconomic and political contrasts in the African condition. Some of these contrasts can be demonstrated in the following dialectics: Nigeria is the Africa of human resources, South Africa is a land of mineral resources; Nigeria is repellant to European settlement; South Africa is a magnet for such settlement; Nigeria is a mono-racial society, South Africa is a multiracial society; Nigeria is grappling with the politics of religion, South Africa's is pre-occupied with the politics of secularism; Nigeria is Africa's largest exporter of oil, South Africa is Africa's largest consumer of oil; Nigeria is a paradigm of indigenization, South Africa is a paragon of Westernization. Building on these contrasts, Professor Ali Mazrui, master of the dialectical approach to socio-political analysis, demonstrates how the two most influential countries between the Niger and the Cape of Good Hope are alternative faces of Africa. _______________________ Professor Ali Mazrui needs no introduction to any student of African politics. Recently nominated as one of the 100 greatest living public intellectuals in the world by the Washington-based journal, Foreign Policy, Professor Mazrui is the author of more than twenty books and hundreds of articles published all over the world. He was the author and narrator of the highly regarded television series The Africans: A Triple Heritage (BBC/PBS, 1986). He is currently Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies and Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities, State University of New York at Binghamton. He is also Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large Emeritus and Senior Scholar in Africana Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA; Chancellor, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Thika, Kenya as well as the Albert Luthuli Professor-at-Large at the University of Jos, Nigeria. James Karioki is Professor of International Relations with a special interest in the African Diaspora. He has published extensively on African Politics, Global Africa and International Relations. He currently works at the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) in Pretoria where he is the Head of the African Diaspora Unit.