Visions of Africa

the Jerome L. Joss collection of African Art at UCLA

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

Publisher: Univ of California Museum of

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 159

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Making History in Banda

Anthropological Visions of Africa's Past

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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.

Marcus Garvey and the Vision of Africa

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Author: John Henrik Clarke

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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

Visions of Africa

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

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Author: Micere Githae Mugo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa

Page: 198

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Yoruba

Visions of Africa Series

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Author: Babatunde Lawal

Publisher: 5Continents

ISBN: 9788874395873

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Art features prominently in the culture of the Yoruba, a people numbering more than 25 million and subdivided into different kingdoms in Nigeria and adjacent regions. It both enriches life and is used to venerate and influence deities. This new book explores the archaeological and historical evidence that suggests that by the beginning of the second millennium, many Yoruba kingdoms had become major urban centers with highly developed economic, cultural, political, and religious institutions. Drawing on field observations, contextual analyses, oral sources, and published materials, this book offers insight into the poetics and dynamics of Yoruba art and the belief that the “beautiful” or “well-made” generates a special power that commands attention.

Visions of Africa

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Author: David Wall

Publisher: Struik Pub

ISBN: N.A

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.

Kuba

Visions of Africa Series

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Author: David Binkley,Patricia Darish

Publisher: 5Continents

ISBN: 9788874394043

Category: History

Page: 144

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-A fascinating and essential overview of the Kuba people and their art through fifty exemplary pieces This volume 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 dedicated exclusively to this subject, Kuba examines the tribe's artistic development from the seventeenth 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.

Igbo

Visions of Africa Series

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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.

Baga

Visions of Africa Series

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Author: Marie Yvonne Curtis

Publisher: Visions of Africa

ISBN: 9788874398201

Category: Art

Page: 152

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The 18th volume in the successful reference Visions of Africa series, Baga introduces the art and traditions of this small rice-growing community living along the coast of Guinea in West Africa. Their extraordinary sculptures, wooden masks, and statues of various sizes as well as wonderful percussion instruments, chiefs' seats, and other skillfully carved utilitarian objects are presented in superb photographs. The relationships of these works to the culture and traditions of the Baga people--manifestation of divinities, ancestor worship, rites of passage, secret brotherhoods, and weddings, funerals, and harvesting--is brilliantly investigated by the author, who also analyzes the influence of colonization and newly introduced religions on more recent practices.

Yaka

Visions of Africa Series

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Author: Arthur Bourgeois

Publisher: 5Continents

ISBN: 9788874395156

Category: Art

Page: 132

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"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.

Guro

Visions of Africa Series

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788874397327

Category:

Page: 160

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This is the first book on the Guro, who live in the Ivory Coast in close contact with the neighboring Wan, Baule, Yaure, and Bete. For the Guro, the importance of masks goes well beyond aesthetics; they can be considered emblematic, allowing those who wear them to lay claim to their identity as Guro. Despite the effects of French colonization on the Ivory Coast, weakening the prestige of men whose power once resulted from hunting and war activities, the continuation of complex rituals utilizing masks allows these same men to preserve a form of political and religious control. By separating the categories of masks between those created for blood sacrifices to honor spiritual entities and those made for performances at funerals, political demonstrations, and even tourist events, the Guro have reinvented, galvanized, and readapted perfectly integrated rituals to a contemporary society in constant change.

Visions of Zion

Ethiopians and Rastafari in the Search for the Promised Land

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Author: Erin C. MacLeod

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479890995

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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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

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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.

Mossi

Visions of Africa Series

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Author: Christopher D. Roy

Publisher: 5Continents

ISBN: 9788874397006

Category: Art

Page: 84

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The Mossi people of Burkina Faso have a rich and complex history that is mirrored by the several types and styles of figures and masks they create. The chiefs use political art in the form of royal figures to validate their rule, while those in the spiritual class make masks that represent the spirits of nature. Unlike several other West African peoples, the Mossi have not converted to Islam in large numbers, so they continue to create spiritual art much as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. As this book attests, the Mossi have continued to create brilliant works that they use to this day to express ideas about politics and religion.

Beyond hunger in Africa

conventional wisdom and a vision of Africa in 2057

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Author: Chinua Achebe,Beyond Hunger Project

Publisher: James Currey

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 148

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A number of distinguished Africans, representing a broad range of disciplines ask what will the continent look like in 2057, a century on from independence in Ghana and Sudan? They set out to provide some 'credible alternative visions', challenging the persistent image of Africa as a continent in crisis. North America: Heinemann; Kenya: EAEP

Transnational Cinema

The Film Reader

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Author: Elizabeth Ezra

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415371582

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 213

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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.