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Title:Culture in Africa: An Appeal for Pluralism
Editor:Granqvist, RaoulISNI
Series:Seminar proceedings from the Scandinavian Institute of African Studies (ISSN 0281-0018)
City of publisher:Uppsala
Publisher:Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Abstract:This collection of essays treats African cultural expressions as anchored in the experiences common to the black peoples, while it shuns the provincial exclusiveness of Afrocentrism. The first three essays deal with Zimbabwe: Olof Axelsson explores church music drama, Hilde Arntsen and Knut Lundby examine the impact of religious broadcasting, and Chenjerai Hove attacks the African one-party State (earlier published in 1991). The next essay, by Lars-Gunnar Andersson and Tore Janson, deals with languages in Botswana. Bodil Folke Frederiksen examines Kenyan popular literature, Ingrid Björkman discusses the orature aspects of women's literature in Kenya, Adewale Maja-Pearce criticizes African writers for romanticizing Africa on the basis of the example of Kole Omotoso's 'The edifice', Karin Ådahl deals with Islamic architecture and art in sub-Saharan Africa, Kacke Götrick writes about the sequential pattern of Yoruba theatre (Nigeria), Gillian Stead Eilersen examines Bessie Head's search for her roots and identity, Carl F. Hallencreutz discusses the cultural/political appropriation of the legacy of King Shaka and Dingane by different South African leaders, and Rose Petterson analyses the character of Liz Van Den Sandt in Nadine Gordimer's 'The late bourgeois world'.