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Conference paper Conference paper Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Facts, fiction, and African creative imaginations
Editors:Falola, ToyinISNI
Ngom, FallouISNI
Series:Routledge African studies
City of publisher:London
ISBN:0415803160; 9780415803168
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:popular culture
gender relations
conference papers (form)
Abstract:This book results from the conference 'Popular culture in Africa', held at the University of Texas-Austin, March 30-April 1, 2007. The volume consists of four thematic parts: Significance of African popular icons and culture; Religion and African creative imaginations; Gender and African artistic imaginations; African cultures and artistic imaginations. Contributions: 1) Whose image of whose Africa? Problems of representation in Ryszard Kapuscinki's 'The shadow of the sun' (Lena L. Khor); Prophetess: Aline Sitoé Diatta as a contested icon in contemporary Senegal (Robert M. Baum); Custom and politics in Ghanaian popular culture (Beverly J. Stoeltje); Tribal marks among the Oyo Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria in the 21st century (Elizabeth Adenike Ajayi and Sekinat Kola-Aderoju); Echoes of African praise songs in the poetry of Kamau Brathwaite (Michael Sharp). 2) Devil worship as a moral discourse about youth in Kenya (David A. Samper); A historical analysis of 'Ojude-Oba' festival in Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria (Abiodun Akeem Oladiti); Temne agency in the propagation and Africanization of Islam in colonial Freetown, 1920-1961 (Joseph J. Bangura); The antenna and the mosque: liberatory mass media in 'Moolaadé' (Gerise Herndon). 3) Reimagining gender spaces in Abbas Sadiq's and Zainab Idris's video-film 'Albashi' (Carmen McCain); 'What's an old man like you doing with a saignante like me?' (Kenneth W. Harrow); An African feminist analysis of popular culture (Roberta K. Timothy); Other monsters: gender complexities of (Femi/woma/stiwa)nism in Bessie Head's 'When rain clouds gather' (Simone Sessolo). 4) Lu jot bët bi? (Wolof: What's wrong with the eye [I]?): Ousmane Sembène and Djibril Diop Mambéty: African cinema rhetoric and the search for authenticity (Debbie Olson); Dak'Art, biennial of contemporary African art: conjunction of styles and concepts (Hélène Tissières); Gloom and grime to crime: fate of migrants as depicted in journey motif by two Nigerian movies (Kayode Animasaun); The No. 1 popular detective series, the invention of Botswana and the 'postcolonial sublime' (Derek Barker); Narration and vernacular in Mohamed Berrada's 'Lu'bat al-Nisy¯an' (Johanna Sellman). [ASC Leiden abstract]