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Title:'They keep their fires burning': conversations on food, manners and hospitality in Africa
Editor:Beier, GeorginaISNI
Year:2005
Issue:72
Pages:181
Language:English
Series:Bayreuth African studies series (ISSN 0178-0034)
City of publisher:Bayreuth
Publisher:Breitinger
ISBN:3927510874
Geographic terms:Africa
Sudan
Burkina Faso
Nigeria
Cameroon
Uganda
Kenya
South Africa
Subjects:hospitality
eating customs
Abstract:This collective volume is based on interviews the editor had between 1996 and 1998 with thirteen Africans (writers, scholars, farmers, artists and broadcasters) whose age ranged from thirty-five to seventy-seven. These people tell stories about traditional African lifestyles as experienced in their youth, with a focus on food, hospitality and manners. Contributions: Introduction, by Georgina Beier. They keep their fires burning (Nigeria), by Segun Olusola; The neighbourhood (Sudan), by Ibrahim El-Salahi; An old man who does not leave any food behind will carry his own plate to the kitchen (Nigeria), by Rowland Abiodun; The king's compound (Nigeria), by Bridget Robinson Kuba; I am going to eat porridge (Cameroon), by Godfrey Tangwa; Python eggs (Nigeria), by Wole Ogundele; Gathering knowledge from the elders (Burkina Faso), by Karim Traore; Crops and hospitality (Nigeria), by Umar Danfulani; Food is guaranteed (Nigeria), by Andrew Haruna; You are only praised for killing a lion (Kenya), by Matthew Ole Suya Brown; Wealth is not what you own, but what you give away (Nigeria), by Chinua Achebe; A royal order (Uganda), by Taban lo Liyong; One hundred donkeys (South Africa), by Rebecca Mphahlele; Just be there (South Africa), by Es'kia Mphahlele. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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