Marcus Garvey and the Vision of Africa


Author: John Henrik Clarke

Publisher: Vintage


Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Explores Garvey's life and crusade to return Black people to the African motherland

Making History in Banda

Anthropological Visions of Africa's Past


Author: Ann Brower Stahl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139428866

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Drawing on evidence from several disciplines, Ann Brower Stahl reconstructs the daily lives of Banda villagers of west central Ghana, from the time that they were drawn into the Niger trade (around AD 1300) until British overrule was established early in the twentieth century. The case study aims to closely integrate perspectives drawn from archaeology, history and anthropology in African studies.

Visions of Africa


Author: David Wall

Publisher: Struik Pub


Category: Travel

Page: 168

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A showcase of the beauty, wildlife and cultures of Africa. Covering the whole continent, the book is divided into four regions: north; east; west; and south. Each region is introduced by an essay on the landscape and people, and informative captions provide further information on particular places, animals or peoples. There are photographs of the Sahara Desert, the rock churches of Ethiopia, the rain forests of equatorial Africa, the wildlife of the East African savannah, the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, and the rainbow nation of South Africa.


Visions of Africa Series


Author: David Binkley,Patricia Darish

Publisher: 5Continents

ISBN: 9788874394043

Category: History

Page: 144

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The latest volume in the Visions of Africa series explores the intriguing sculpture and decorative art of the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Best known for their king figures (ndop), considered among the greatest sculptural achievements of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Kuba actually produced little freestanding sculpture. Instead, they focused on a variety of decorative works that indicated success and achievement, and initiation-related pieces such as masks. The first book on this subject, Kuba examines the tribe's artistic development, from the 17th century through the turbulent colonial and post-colonial periods. The authors also explore the impact of Kuba beliefs on their art and discuss the pervasive concerns that inform the tribe's art-making. With fifty beautifully reproduced examples and an engaging, informative text, Kuba is a fascinating introduction to African art.


Visions of Africa Series


Author: Arthur Bourgeois

Publisher: 5Continents

ISBN: 9788874395156

Category: Art

Page: 132

View: 596

"For over a century, the Yaka, who live in the southwestern corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, have produced figurative statuettes, masks, and other objects that have fascinated explorers, merchants and traders, colonial officials, missionaries, and collectors of African art. This book brings together some of the earliest as well as some of the most visually striking examples with a view toward their context in ceremony and curative rituals, namely, their use in chiefly installations, "institutions of affliction," and n-khanda initiation to manhood. Also explored is their interplay with primary artifacts and overarching concepts within Yaka society such as leadership, divination, and sorcery. Moreover, art objects are embedded in the history of a people with earlier and later examples and nuanced changes that occur in society, not the least of which include colonial influences and "anti-fetish" religious movements." -- Publisher's description

Visions of Zion

Ethiopians and Rastafari in the Search for the Promised Land


Author: Erin C. MacLeod

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479890995

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 4161

In reggae song after reggae song Bob Marley and other reggae singers speak of the Promised Land of Ethiopia. Repatriation is a must they cry. The Rastafari have been travelling to Ethiopia since the movement originated in Jamaica in 1930s. They consider it the Promised Land, and repatriation is a cornerstone of their faith. Though Ethiopians see Rastafari as immigrants, the Rastafari see themselves as returning members of the Ethiopian diaspora. Ina Visions of Zion, Erin C. MacLeod offers the first in-depth investigation into how Ethiopians perceive Rastafari and Rastafarians within Ethiopia and the role this unique immigrant community plays within Ethiopian society. Rastafari are unusual among migrants, basing their movements on spiritual rather than economic choices. This volume offers those who study the movement a broader understanding of the implications of repatriation. Taking the Ethiopian perspective into account, it argues that migrant and diaspora identities are the products of negotiation, and it illuminates the implications of this negotiation for concepts of citizenship, as well as for our understandings of pan-Africanism and south-south migration. Providing a rare look at migration to a non-Western country, this volume also fills a gap in the broader immigration studies literature."

African Voices, African Visions


Author: Olugbenga Adesida,Arunma Oteh

Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute

ISBN: 9789171065308

Category: Political Science

Page: 217

View: 3945

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.

Visions of Africa

The Fiction of Chinua Achebe, Margaret Laurence, Elspeth Huxley and Ngũgĩ Wa Thiong'o


Author: Micere Githae Mugo

Publisher: N.A


Category: Africa

Page: 198

View: 9721

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: 7143

Transnational Cinema

The Film Reader


Author: Elizabeth Ezra

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415371582

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 213

View: 4814

Transnational Cinema: The Film Reader provides an overview of the key concepts and debates within the developing field of transnational cinema. Bringing together seminal essays from a wide range of sources, this volume engages with films that fashion their narrative and aesthetic dynamics in relation to more than one national or cultural community. The reader is divided into four sections: From National to Transnational Cinema Global Cinema in the Digital Age Motion Pictures: Film, Migration and Diaspora Tourists and Terrorists.

The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology


Author: Peter Mitchell,Paul Lane

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191626155

Category: Social Science

Page: 1080

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Africa has the longest and arguably the most diverse archaeological record of any of the continents. It is where the human lineage first evolved and from where Homo sapiens spread across the rest of the world. Later, it witnessed novel experiments in food-production and unique trajectories to urbanism and the organisation of large communities that were not always structured along strictly hierarchical lines. Millennia of engagement with societies in other parts of the world confirm Africa's active participation in the construction of the modern world, while the richness of its history, ethnography, and linguistics provide unusually powerful opportunities for constructing interdisciplinary narratives of Africa's past. This Handbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of African archaeology, covering the entirety of the continent's past from the beginnings of human evolution to the archaeological legacy of European colonialism. As well as covering almost all periods and regions of the continent, it includes a mixture of key methodological and theoretical issues and debates, and situates the subject's contemporary practice within the discipline's history and the infrastructural challenges now facing its practitioners. Bringing together essays on all these themes from over seventy contributors, many of them living and working in Africa, it offers a highly accessible, contemporary account of the subject for use by scholars and students of not only archaeology, but also history, anthropology, and other disciplines.

Visions of Savage Paradise

albert Eckhout, Court Painter in Colonial Dutch Brazil


Author: R.P. Brienen

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048505542

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 1051

De schilderijen van de Nederlandse kunstenaar Albert Eckhout zijn onlangs getoond op diverse internationale tentoonstellingen in Denemarken, Brazilië en Nederland. Echter, de meest recente monografie van deze kunstenaar, die tijdens de periode dat Brazilië gekoloniseerd was door Nederland en bestuurd werd door de West Indie Compagnie, komt uit 1938

Toward the Geopolitical Novel

U.S. Fiction in the Twenty-First Century


Author: Caren Irr

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536313

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Caren Irr's survey of more than 125 novels outlines the dramatic resurgence of the American political novel in the twenty-first century. She explores the writings of Chris Abani, Susan Choi, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, Dave Eggers, Jeffrey Eugenides, Aleksandar Hemon, Hari Kunzru, Dinaw Mengestu, Norman Rush, Gary Shteyngart, and others as they rethink stories of migration, the Peace Corps, nationalism and neoliberalism, revolution, and the expatriate experience. Taken together, these innovations define a new literary form: the geopolitical novel. More cosmopolitan and socially critical than domestic realism, the geopolitical novel provides new ways of understanding crucial political concepts to meet the needs of a new century.

"New Negroes from Africa"

Slave Trade Abolition and Free African Settlement in the Nineteenth-century Caribbean


Author: Rosanne Marion Adderley

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253347033

Category: History

Page: 337

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In 1838 the British government outlawed the slave trade, emancipated all of the slaves in its possessions, and began to interdict slave ships en route to the Americas. Almost at once, colonies that had depended on slave labour were faced with a liberated and unwilling labour force. At the same time, newly freed slaves in Sierra Leone (and later from America and elsewhere) were "persuaded" to emigrate to other British colonies to provide a new workforce to replace or augment remnants of the old. Some became paid labourers, others indentured servants. These two groups--one, English-speaking colonists; the other, new African immigrants--are the focus of this study of "receptive" communities in the West Indies. Adderley describes the formation of these settlements, and, working from scant records, tries to tease out information about the families of liberated Africans, the labour they performed, their religions, and the culture they brought with them. She addresses issues of gender, ethnicity, and identity, and concludes with a discussion of repatriation.

Visions of Freedom

Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991


Author: Piero Gleijeses

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 146960969X

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 8327

During the final fifteen years of the Cold War, southern Africa underwent a period of upheaval, with dramatic twists and turns in relations between the superpowers. Americans, Cubans, Soviets, and Africans fought over the future of Angola, where tens of thousands of Cuban soldiers were stationed, and over the decolonization of Namibia, Africa's last colony. Beyond lay the great prize: South Africa. Piero Gleijeses uses archival sources, particularly from the United States, South Africa, and the closed Cuban archives, to provide an unprecedented international history of this important theater of the late Cold War. These sources all point to one conclusion: by humiliating the United States and defying the Soviet Union, Fidel Castro changed the course of history in southern Africa. It was Cuba's victory in Angola in 1988 that forced Pretoria to set Namibia free and helped break the back of apartheid South Africa. In the words of Nelson Mandela, the Cubans "destroyed the myth of the invincibility of the white oppressor . . . [and] inspired the fighting masses of South Africa."