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

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Der dunkle Fluss



Author: Chigozie Obioma

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841209122

Category: Fiction

Page: 313

View: 9518

»Das erstaunlichste Debüt eines neuen afrikanischen Autors.« Sigrid Löffler, Deutschlandradio. Vielfach preisgekrönt, übersetzt in 25 Sprachen: Benjamin und seine Brüder leben in der Nähe eines gefährlichen Flusses. Als ihr Vater die Familie verlassen muss, verstoßen sie gegen sein Verbot, sich dem Gewässer zu nähern. Die Fische, die sie dort fangen, sind Vorboten einer Tragödie. Ein faszinierendes Familiendrama und eine sprachmächtige Fabel über das Schicksal Nigerias. Von Afrikas neuem großen Erzähler. »Das beste zeitgenössische Buch, das ich in den letzten Jahren gelesen habe. Ein moderner Klassiker.« Maxim Biller, Literarisches Quartett.

Heimkehr in ein fremdes Land



Author: Chinua Achebe

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104034621

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 1385

Chinua Achebe - der zweite Band seiner »Afrikanischen Trilogie« ›Heimkehr in ein fremdes Land‹ folgt auf ›Alles zerfällt‹ und bildet den zweiten Band der »Afrikanischen Trilogie«. - Obi Okwonkwo, der Enkel des Helden aus ›Alles zerfällt‹, verlässt sein Dorf mit Unterstützung aller, um, britisch erzogen, einmal als Politiker für sie einzustehen. Doch er enttäuscht alle. Achebes Roman über ein Leben, das nicht gelingen kann. »Da war ein Autor mit dem Namen Chinua Achebe, in dessen Gesellschaft die Gefängnismauern einstürzten.« Nelson Mandela über die Bücher, die er im Gefängnis gelesen hatte

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

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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.

African Horizons

The Landscapes of African Fiction


Author: Christine Loflin

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 123

View: 6652

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.

Feminist Visions and Queer Futures in Postcolonial Drama

Community, Kinship, and Citizenship


Author: Kanika Batra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136887547

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 213

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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

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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: 6091

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

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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: 8557

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.

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

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African Arts


Author: African Arts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780976261810

Category: Art, African

Page: N.A

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