Readings in African popular culture

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International African Institute in association with Indiana University Press, 1997 - History - 184 pages
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"This is an extraordinarily rich collection full of informative detail and excellent interpretative analysis. There is not a single piece that fails to fascinate... " -- Leeds African Studies Bulletin "... an impressive collection of inspiring and thought-provoking essays." -- Media Development "This is a book that should find its way into many syllabuses and onto the bookshelves of Africanist scholars in many disciplines. Its publication marks a key turning point in scholarlship on the cultures of contemporary Africa." -- Africa Today This book surveys the popular culture of contemporary Africa, including popular literature, oral narrative and poetry, dance, drama, music, and visual art, with special emphasis on the verbal arts. The essays cover six main areas: views of the field; oral tradition revisited; social history, social criticism and interpretation; women in popular culture; "little genres of everyday life"; the local and the global.

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ULF HANNERZ
12
JOHANNES FABIAN
18
Oral Tradition Revisited
38
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About the author (1997)

Karin Barber is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Birmingham.