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Title:Culture & the contemporary African: a festschrift for Mai Palmberg
Editors:Oloruntoba-Oju, Taiwo
Petersen, Kirsten HolstISNI
Year:2014
Pages:402
Language:English
City:Sandared
Publisher:Recito Förlag
ISBN:9175176823; 9789175176826
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Zimbabwe
Malawi
Nigeria
Tanzania
Caribbean
Europe
Subjects:African culture
African identity
postcolonialism
cultural change
languages
arts
literature
Yoruba
sexuality
festschrifts (form)
About persons:Mai PalmbergISNI
Paul Gilroy (1956-)ISNI
Chenjerai Hove (1956-2015)ISNI
Abstract:The contributions in this volume discuss race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality in Africa, in relation to language and cultural expressions such as literature, music, dance, drama, film and theatre. The book is a tribute to Mai Palmberg, for her contributions to African Studies during her career at the Nordic African Institute. The book starts of with a number of contributions in her honour. Contents: Tributes to Mai Palmberg by Carin Nordberg, Signe Arnfred, Robert Muponde, Iina Soiri, Taiwo Oloruntoba-Oju and Kirsten Petersen. Part 1 African culture: on a keynote, contributions by Stefan Jonsson (Europe-Africa), Karin Barber (African popular culture), Elleke Boehmer (rhetoric) and Signe Arnfred (art and gender). Part II Culture, conflict and controversy with contributions by Taiwo Oloruntoba-Oju (postcolonial discourse), Wumi Raji (Paul Gilroy's African-Atlantic literature), Kirsten Holst Petersen (truth commissions), Robert Muponde (Chomtengure Zimbabwean song-drama), Ranka Primorac (time in Chenjerai Hove's novels), Marc Epprecht (homosexuality in African literature and film), Chima Anyadike (religion and sexuality in African novels). Part III Music, dance and media in the construction of African identities, contributions by Carita Backström (Whites and Black dance), Reuben Makayiko Chirambo (dance in Malawi), Bode Omojola (Yoruba popular music in Nigeria), Hilde Arntsen and Ylva Ekström (young women and global media in Tanzania and Zimbabwe). Part IV Culture in transition, contributions by Sola Ajibade (Yoruba language, literature and culture), Alfred Banso Makanjuola (health and image). Part V Book review, poems: culture miscellany, miscellaneous contributions by Adeyinka O. Banwo, John Eppel, Gabeba Baderoon, Shailja Patel and Taiwo Oloruntoba-Oju. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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