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Sacred Sites and the Colonial Encounter: A History of Meaning and Memory in Ghana
Sacred Sites and the Colonial Encounter: A History of Meaning and Memory in Ghana
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ean: 9780253215178, isbn: 025321517X,

Greene gives the reader a vivid sense of the Anlo encounter with western thought and Christian beliefs... and the resulting erasures, transferences, adaptations, and alterations in their perceptions of place, space, and the body." ―Emmanuel Akyeamp...


Drama for a New South Africa: Seven Plays (Drama and Performance Studies)
Drama for a New South Africa: Seven Plays (Drama and Performance Studies)
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ean: 9780253213266, isbn: 0253213266,

... a solid addition to international drama." ―Library JournalGoing beyond the parameters of conventional literary drama, these seven new plays express life issues in post-apartheid South Africa―Islamic fundamentalism, women's rights, ecology, Af...


Learning in Morocco: Language Politics and the Abandoned Educational Dream (Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa)
Learning in Morocco: Language Politics and the Abandoned Educational Dream (Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa)
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ean: 9780253020499, isbn: 0253020492,

Learning in Morocco offers a rare look inside public education in the Middle East. While policymakers see a crisis in education based on demographics and financing, Moroccan high school students point to the effects of a highly politicized Arabizatio...


Arab Comic Strips: Politics of an Emerging Mass Culture (Arab & Islamic Studies)
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ean: 9780253208316, isbn: 0253208319,

'"Arab Comic Strips" uses popular culture to reveal the dynamics of Arab politics and society from North Africa to the Gulf, from Gamal Abd al-Nasser to Saddam Husayn, from secular to Islamic comic strips. A singular and fascinating contribution to s...


Philanthropy in the World’s Traditions (Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies)
Philanthropy in the World’s Traditions (Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies)
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ean: 9780253333926, isbn: 025333392X,

The cross-cultural understandings this book provides can do much to help us determine the distinctive shape and form American religious philanthropy might take in the future." ―Christian CenturyThe provocative information challenges the assumptions...


Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900 (Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa)
Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900 (Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa)
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ean: 9780253011060, isbn: 025301106X,

Drawing from a long history of indigenous traditions and incorporating diverse influences of surrounding cultures, music in Palestine and among the millions of Palestinians in diaspora offers a unique window on cultural and political events of the pa...


Fiddling in West Africa: Touching the Spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba Cultures
Fiddling in West Africa: Touching the Spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba Cultures
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ean: 9780253219299, isbn: 0253219299,

Fiddling has had a lengthy history in Africa which has long been ignored. Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje corrects this oversight with an expansive study on fiddling in the Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba cultures of West Africa. DjeDje not only explains the hi...


African Fashion, Global Style: Histories, Innovations, and Ideas You Can Wear (African Expressive Cultures)
African Fashion, Global Style: Histories, Innovations, and Ideas You Can Wear (African Expressive Cultures)
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ean: 9780253014092, isbn: 0253014093,

African Fashion, Global Style provides a lively look at fashion, international networks of style, material culture, and the world of African aesthetic expression. Victoria L. Rovine introduces fashion designers whose work reflects African histories a...


Islamic Education in Africa: Writing Boards and Blackboards
Islamic Education in Africa: Writing Boards and Blackboards
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Writing boards and blackboards are emblematic of two radically different styles of education in Islam. The essays in this lively volume address various aspects of the expanding and evolving range of educational choices available to Muslims in sub-Sah...


Cinema in a Democratic South Africa: The Race for Representation (New Directions in National Cinemas)
Cinema in a Democratic South Africa: The Race for Representation (New Directions in National Cinemas)
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ean: 9780253221865, isbn: 0253221862,

Lucia Saks uses South African cinema as a lens through which to view cultural changes resulting from the end of apartheid in 1994. She examines how media transformed the meaning of race and nation during this period and argues that, as apartheid was ...


Performing al-Andalus: Music and Nostalgia across the Mediterranean (Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa)
Performing al-Andalus: Music and Nostalgia across the Mediterranean (Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa)
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Performing al-Andalus explores three musical cultures that claim a connection to the music of medieval Iberia, the Islamic kingdom of al-Andalus, known for its complex mix of Arab, North African, Christian, and Jewish influences. Jonathan Holt Shanno...


Music and the Armenian Diaspora: Searching for Home in Exile (Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa)
Music and the Armenian Diaspora: Searching for Home in Exile (Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa)
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mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9780253017611, isbn: 0253017610,

Survivors of the Armenian genocide of 1915 and their descendants have used music to adjust to a life in exile and counter fears of obscurity. In this nuanced and richly detailed study, Sylvia Angelique Alajaji shows how the boundaries of Armenian mus...


Jewish Culture and Society in North Africa (Indiana Series in Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies)
Jewish Culture and Society in North Africa (Indiana Series in Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies)
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ean: 9780253222251, isbn: 0253222257,

With only a small remnant of Jews still living in the Maghrib at the beginning of the 21st century, the vast majority of today's inhabitants of North Africa have never met a Jew. Yet as this volume reveals, Jews were an integral part of the North Afr...


Africa Shoots Back: Alternative Perspectives in Sub-Saharan Francophone African Film
Africa Shoots Back: Alternative Perspectives in Sub-Saharan Francophone African Film
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mpn: Illustrated, ean: 9780253216427, isbn: 0253216427,

Filmmakers in sub-Saharan francophone Africa have been using cinema since independence in the 1960s to challenge existing Western stereotypes of the continent. In Africa Shoots Back, Melissa Thackway illustrates how directors working in a postcolonia...


Slave Owners of West Africa: Decision Making in the Age of Abolition
Slave Owners of West Africa: Decision Making in the Age of Abolition
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mpn: 9780253025999, ean: 9780253025999, isbn: 0253025990,

In this groundbreaking book, Sandra E. Greene explores the lives of three prominent West African slave owners during the age of abolition. These first-published biographies reveal personal and political accomplishments and concerns, economic interest...


Africa’s First Democrats: Somalia’s Aden A. Osman and Abdirazak H. Hussen
Africa’s First Democrats: Somalia’s Aden A. Osman and Abdirazak H. Hussen
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Abdi Ismail Samatar provides a clear and foundational history of Somalia at the dawn of the country’s independence when Africa’s first democrats appeared. While many African countries were dominated by authoritarian rulers when they entered the p...


Cinema and Development in West Africa: Film as a Vehicle for Liberation
Cinema and Development in West Africa: Film as a Vehicle for Liberation
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ean: 9780253010087, isbn: 025301008X,

Cinema and Development in West Africa shows how the film industry in Francophone West African countries played an important role in executing strategies of nation building during the transition from French rule to the early postcolonial period. James...


The Gnawa Lions: Authenticity and Opportunity in Moroccan Ritual Music (Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa)
The Gnawa Lions: Authenticity and Opportunity in Moroccan Ritual Music (Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa)
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ean: 9780253036759, isbn: 0253036755,

Traditionally gnawa musicians in Morocco played for all-night ceremonies where communities gathered to invite spirits to heal mental, physical, and social ills untreatable by other means. Now gnawa music can be heard on the streets of Marrakech, at f...


Africa's Ogun: Old World and New (African Systems of Thought)
Africa's Ogun: Old World and New (African Systems of Thought)
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ean: 9780253210838, isbn: 0253210836,

The second edition of this landmark work is enhanced by new chapters on Ogun worship in the New World. From reviews of the first edition:... an ethnographically rich contribution to the historical understanding of West African culture, as well as an ...


New Media and Religious Transformations in Africa
New Media and Religious Transformations in Africa
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ean: 9780253015242, isbn: 0253015243,

New Media and Religious Transformations in Africa casts a critical look at Africa's rapidly evolving religious media scene. Following political liberalization, media deregulation, and the proliferation of new media technologies, many African religiou...



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