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  1. Swahili Muslim Publics and Postcolonial Experience
    Swahili Muslim Publics and Postcolonial Experience is an exploration of the ideas and public discussions that have shaped and defined the experience of Kenyan coastal Muslims. Focusing on Kenyan postcolonial history, Kai Kresse... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2018
    Hardback | £65.00
    Paperback | £26.99
  2. Veils, Turbans, and Islamic Reform in Northern Nigeria
    Veils, Turbans, and Islamic Reform in Northern Nigeria tells the story of Islamic reform from the perspective of dress, textile production and trade, and pilgrimage, over the past 200 years. As Islamic reformers have sought various... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2018
    Hardback | £65.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  3. Performing Trauma in Central Africa
    What are the stakes of performance in a time of war? How is artistic expression prone to manipulation by the state and international humanitarian organizations? From the standpoint of empire, Laura Edmondson explores cultural... Learn More
    Published: 11th April 2018
    Hardback | £69.00
    Paperback | £32.00
  4. Singing Yoruba Christianity
    Singing the same song is a central part of the worship practice for members of the Cherubim and Seraphim Christian Church in Lagos, Nigeria. Vicki L. Brennan reveals that by singing together, church members create one spiritual... Learn More
    Published: 23rd January 2018
    Hardback | £61.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  5. Masquerading Politics
    In West Africa, especially among Yoruba people, masquerades have the power to kill enemies, appoint kings, and grant fertility. John Thabiti Willis takes a close look at masquerade traditions in the Yoruba town of Otta, exploring... Learn More
    Published: 10th November 2017
    Hardback | £65.00
    Paperback | £26.99
  6. African Photographer J. A. Green
    J. A. Green (1873–1905) was one of the most prolific and accomplished indigenous photographers to be active in West Africa. This beautiful book celebrates Green’s photographs and opens a new chapter in the early photographic... Learn More
    Published: 26th October 2017
    Paperback | £31.00
  7. State and Culture in Postcolonial Africa
    How has the state impacted culture and cultural production in Africa? How has culture challenged and transformed the state and our understandings of its nature, functions, and legitimacy? Compelled by complex realities on the... Learn More
    Published: 3rd October 2017
    Hardback | £69.00
    Paperback | £31.00
  8. Public Art in South Africa
    How does South Africa deal with public art from its years of colonialism and apartheid? How do new monuments address fraught histories and commemorate heroes of the struggle? Across South Africa, statues commemorating figures... Learn More
    Published: 19th September 2017
    Hardback | £69.00
    Paperback | £31.00
  9. Arts of Being Yoruba
    There is a culturally significant way of being Yorùbá that is expressed through dress, greetings, and celebrations—no matter where in the world they take place. Adélékè Adéèkó documents Yorùbá patterns of behavior... Learn More
    Published: 18th August 2017
    Hardback | £61.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  10. Art World City
    Art World City focuses on contemporary art and artists in the city of Dakar, a famously thriving art metropolis in the West African nation of Senegal. Joanna Grabski illuminates how artists earn their livelihoods from the city’s... Learn More
    Published: 10th July 2017
    Paperback | £35.00
  11. Sonic Space in Djibril Diop Mambety's Films
    The art of Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambety’s cinema lies in the tension created between the visual narrative and the aural narrative. His work has been considered hugely influential, and his films bridge Western practices... Learn More
    Published: 9th January 2017
    Hardback | £61.00
    Paperback | £26.99
  12. Humor and Violence
    Humor and Violence examines the rich history of portraying Europeans in Central African art in images ranging from heart-wrenching scenes of human trafficking to playful parodies of colonialists. Z. S. Strother contends that the... Learn More
    Published: 26th December 2016
    Paperback | £38.00
  13. Oliver Mtukudzi
    Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi, a Zimbabwean guitarist, vocalist, and composer, has performed worldwide and released some 50 albums. One of a handful of artists to have a beat named after him, Mtukudzi blends Zimbabwean traditional sounds... Learn More
    Published: 31st October 2016
    Hardback | £61.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  14. Abidjan USA
    Daniel B. Reed integrates individual stories with the study of performance to understand the forces of diaspora and mobility in the lives of musicians, dancers, and mask performers originally from Côte d'Ivoire who now live in... Learn More
    Published: 24th September 2016
    Hardback | £65.00
    Paperback | £26.99
  15. Spiders of the Market
    The Ghanaian trickster-spider, Ananse, is a deceptive figure full of comic delight who blurs the lines of class, politics, and morality. David Afriyie Donkor identifies social performance as a way to understand trickster behavior... Learn More
    Published: 4th July 2016
    Hardback | £61.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  16. Swahili Port Cities
    On the Swahili coast of East Africa, monumental stone houses, tombs, and mosques mark the border zone between the interior of the African continent and the Indian Ocean. Prita Meier explores this coastal environment and shows... Learn More
    Published: 25th April 2016
    Hardback | £61.00
    Paperback | £26.99
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