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"Synthesizing Cubism And Surrealism: Wifredo Lam's 1940s Cuban Works", Kelsey Winiarsky 2014 Bowling Green State University

"Synthesizing Cubism And Surrealism: Wifredo Lam's 1940s Cuban Works", Kelsey Winiarsky

Africana Studies Student Research Conference

As a modernist artist, Wifredo Lam used issues of racial degradation and colonialism as a catalyst to create work that directly addressed issues of colonialism in Cuba. Akin to Picasso’s process of appropriating of African motifs within a modern, Cubist style, Wifredo Lam created and appropriated a pastiche of both Surrealistic and Cubist styles into his 1940s paintings. The utilization of these modern styles engendered Lam’s international reputation while providing him with a powerful, creative outlet to express his struggle as an Afro-Cuban. Through the use of African masks and the Santería religion in his paintings during this ...


"Africa In The Museum: The Politics Of The Display Of African Material Culture At The Field Museum", Kristin Otto 2014 Bowling Green State University

"Africa In The Museum: The Politics Of The Display Of African Material Culture At The Field Museum", Kristin Otto

Africana Studies Student Research Conference

In this paper, I will analyze how museum exhibitions use material culture to construct and present a narrative about Africa. Exhibiting material culture reflects the power, authority, and ideology of the exhibitor, sometimes at the expense of the displayed culture’s agency in representation. Museums have a particularly infamous history of distorting African culture in exhibits, often validating racist ideologies. Consequently, zealous museum critics have begun to question the relevance of museums in the future public education. The public, however, continues to visit museums and experience exhibits featuring African objects. Based on the challenges and controversies museums exhibiting African objects ...


Children Of Sodom And Gomorrah: Review 2, Virginia Madsen 2014 University of Wollongong

Children Of Sodom And Gomorrah: Review 2, Virginia Madsen

RadioDoc Review

This essay is an exploration and critical sounding of the multi-award winning radio feature Children of Sodom and Gomorrah: why young Africans flee to Europe (ARD 2009/ABC 2011) by the Berlin radio author/journalist and director Jens Jarisch. The reviewer, Virginia Madsen, finds something close to a dialectic approach in this unforgettable and searing ‘radio film’, but also the resonances of what she explores as ‘allegorical thinking’. Jarisch, even if unconsciously, appears to have dug down deep into the modern-day ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah, a ‘no place’ in Accra, Ghana where children eke out a living, forfeiting their ...


Children Of Sodom And Gomorrah: Review 1, Alan Hall 2014 University of Wollongong

Children Of Sodom And Gomorrah: Review 1, Alan Hall

RadioDoc Review

Nothing in Children of Sodom and Gomorrah happens by accident. It is an exquisite – if, from the opening montage, uncomfortable – sound experience. The production – both Jarisch’s own origination in German and Sharon Davis’ re-versioning – is impeccable. It is thoroughly wrought. An artefact to admire. The famous scene in the manager’s office unveils a damning denouement with the flourish of a radio master: surreptitious recording, an artful ‘echo’ voice that draws attention to key statements and carefully scripted narration mesh tellingly to deliver the reporter’s verdict. The same care in production is evident throughout the program: beautiful sound ...


Complete Volume 1 Issue 1, 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

Complete Volume 1 Issue 1

Journal of Retracing Africa

No abstract provided.


The Editor's Preface, 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

The Editor's Preface

Journal of Retracing Africa

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Review Of Barz, Gregory And Cohen, Judah M., Eds. The Culture Of Aids In Africa: Hope And Healing Through Music And The Arts. New York: Oxford, 2011, Xvii + 538 Pp., Aje-Ori Agbese 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

Review Of Barz, Gregory And Cohen, Judah M., Eds. The Culture Of Aids In Africa: Hope And Healing Through Music And The Arts. New York: Oxford, 2011, Xvii + 538 Pp., Aje-Ori Agbese

Journal of Retracing Africa

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Review Of Yewah, Emmanuel And Dimeji Togunde, Eds. Across The Atlantic: African Immigrants In The United States Diaspora. Illinois: Common Ground, 2010, Vii + 174 Pp., Amadu Jacky Kaba 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

Review Of Yewah, Emmanuel And Dimeji Togunde, Eds. Across The Atlantic: African Immigrants In The United States Diaspora. Illinois: Common Ground, 2010, Vii + 174 Pp., Amadu Jacky Kaba

Journal of Retracing Africa

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Review Of Honwana, Alcinda. The Time Of Youth: Work, Social Change, And Politics In Africa. Sterling, Va: Kumarian Press, 2012, Xiv + 222 Pp., Mwenda Ntarangwi 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

Review Of Honwana, Alcinda. The Time Of Youth: Work, Social Change, And Politics In Africa. Sterling, Va: Kumarian Press, 2012, Xiv + 222 Pp., Mwenda Ntarangwi

Journal of Retracing Africa

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Review Of Allina, Eric. Slavery By Any Other Name: African Life Under Company Rule In Colonial Mozambique. Charlottesville: University Of Virginia Press, 2012, Xiii + 255 Pp., Salome C. Nnoromele 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

Review Of Allina, Eric. Slavery By Any Other Name: African Life Under Company Rule In Colonial Mozambique. Charlottesville: University Of Virginia Press, 2012, Xiii + 255 Pp., Salome C. Nnoromele

Journal of Retracing Africa

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Review Of Bruder, Edith, Ed. The Black Jews Of Africa: History, Religion, Identity. Oxford: University Press, 2011, Xii + 283 Pp., Raphael Chijioke Njoku 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

Review Of Bruder, Edith, Ed. The Black Jews Of Africa: History, Religion, Identity. Oxford: University Press, 2011, Xii + 283 Pp., Raphael Chijioke Njoku

Journal of Retracing Africa

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Review Of Vansina, Jan. Being Colonized: The Kuba Experience In Rural Congo, 1880-1960. Wisconsin: The University Of Wisconsin Press, 2010, V + 342 Pp., Ogechi E. Anyanwu 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

Review Of Vansina, Jan. Being Colonized: The Kuba Experience In Rural Congo, 1880-1960. Wisconsin: The University Of Wisconsin Press, 2010, V + 342 Pp., Ogechi E. Anyanwu

Journal of Retracing Africa

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Review Of Arnfred, Signe. Sexuality And Gender Politics In Mozambique: Rethinking Gender In Africa. Suffolk, United Kingdom: James Currey, 2011, Ix + 310 Pp., Aje-Ori Agbese 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

Review Of Arnfred, Signe. Sexuality And Gender Politics In Mozambique: Rethinking Gender In Africa. Suffolk, United Kingdom: James Currey, 2011, Ix + 310 Pp., Aje-Ori Agbese

Journal of Retracing Africa

No abstract provided.


Review Of Anyanwu, Ogechi E. The Politics Of Access: University Education And Nation-Building In Nigeria, 1948-1960. Calgary: University Of Calgary Press, 2011, Xvi + 298 Pp., Saheed Aderinto 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

Review Of Anyanwu, Ogechi E. The Politics Of Access: University Education And Nation-Building In Nigeria, 1948-1960. Calgary: University Of Calgary Press, 2011, Xvi + 298 Pp., Saheed Aderinto

Journal of Retracing Africa

No abstract provided.


Review Of Dávila, Jerry. Hotel Trópico: Brazil And The Challenge Of African Decolonization, 1950–1980. Durham, Nc: Duke University Press, 2010, Ix + 312 Pp., Phil E. Muehlenbeck 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

Review Of Dávila, Jerry. Hotel Trópico: Brazil And The Challenge Of African Decolonization, 1950–1980. Durham, Nc: Duke University Press, 2010, Ix + 312 Pp., Phil E. Muehlenbeck

Journal of Retracing Africa

No abstract provided.


The Dynamics Of Forced Neoliberalism In Nigeria Since The 1980s, Olumide Victor Ekanade 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

The Dynamics Of Forced Neoliberalism In Nigeria Since The 1980s, Olumide Victor Ekanade

Journal of Retracing Africa

Abstract: Over the last 30 years, the logic of market liberalization has increasingly permeated the social and economic facets of political and economic discourse to such an extent that the core values about the responsibilities and obligations of nation-states to their citizens have been strained. The welfarist ethos featuring in the public fi nance of some European and North American countries for much of the twentieth century included values such as equity and access, which manifested in the subsidization and aff ordability of social amenities. The welfarist concept, premised on the experience of western European economies, was based on the ...


On The Standardisation Of Tunisian, Jihëd G. Mejrissi 2014 SelectedWorks

On The Standardisation Of Tunisian, Jihëd G. Mejrissi

Jihëd Mejrissi

This essay discusses the linguistic situation of Tunisia and presents two standardisation methods for Tunisian, namely the STUNdard and the STUNdard Arlette methods.


Reference And Pedagogical Resources For 'Standard' Somali, Christopher Green, Michelle E. Morrison, Nikki B. Adams, Erin Smith Crabb, Evan Jones, Valerie Novak 2014 University of Iowa

Reference And Pedagogical Resources For 'Standard' Somali, Christopher Green, Michelle E. Morrison, Nikki B. Adams, Erin Smith Crabb, Evan Jones, Valerie Novak

Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography

This annotated bibliography compiles and accounts for the current state of knowledge on Somali, with a particular focus on characteristics of the ‘standard,’ northern variety of the language. The purpose of undertaking this work is to complement our own ongoing descriptive work on Somali with the goal of producing a comprehensive, contemporary reference grammar for the language. We include in this bibliography all published materials (e.g. journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings) on standard Somali known to us, as well as a number of unpublished materials (e.g. conference talks, theses, dissertations) to which we have been able to ...


The Figure With Recurrent Presence: The Defiant Hero In Nigerian Narratives, Ignatius Chukwumah 2014 SelectedWorks

The Figure With Recurrent Presence: The Defiant Hero In Nigerian Narratives, Ignatius Chukwumah

Ignatius Chukwumah

ABSTRACT. Nigerian narratives always reveal corruption, disillusionment, mythological entities, political instability, cultural backgrounds and traditions of the tribes and nations used as context. Textual resources advertise literary works as realistic. In general, the recurring presence of the characters in these narratives is almost ignored. Unlike earlier interpretations of the Nigerian narratives, this essay is based on the theory of Frye’s five mimetic modes or categories. Based on the analysis of The Interpreters (SOYINKA, 1972) and The Famished Road (OKRI, 1992), this article examines the defiant hero as a recurring presence in Nigerian narratives. In fact, the hero is a ...


The Phenomenon Of Exile As A Mutant Strain In Nigerian Narratives, Ignatius Chukwumah 2014 SelectedWorks

The Phenomenon Of Exile As A Mutant Strain In Nigerian Narratives, Ignatius Chukwumah

Ignatius Chukwumah

Nigerian narratives are usually given socio-historical readings. This means that critics ground them to their seeming inalienable social and historical contexts from where they are said to be derived. In the operation of historical contextual grounding, scant regard oftentimes is given to the image of exile. This article, therefore, takes up for a close reading, the exilic figure in Nigerian narratives. It notes, through analysis, that this figure is hugely mutative as it emerges from Nigerian mythic narratives; realistic works, with Soyinka’s The Interpreters as a prime example; and quasi-realistic texts, such as Okri’s The Famished Road and ...


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