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African Philosophy: Aesthetics
  1. Zollywood and the Eclipse of Christianity by African Tradtional Religion in Post-Colonial Zimbabwe.Robert Matikiti - 2022 - In William H. U. Anderson (ed.), Film, Philosophy and Religion. Vernon Press.
  2. The Globalization of Africana Aesthetics.Theophus "Thee" Smith - 2022 - In Paul Carter Harrison, Michael D. Harris & Pellom McDaniels (eds.), Ashé: Ritual Poetics in African Diasporic Expression. Routledge.
  3. The Globalization of Africana Aesthetics.Theophus "Thee" Smith - 2022 - In Paul Carter Harrison, Michael D. Harris & Pellom McDaniels (eds.), Ashé: Ritual Poetics in African Diasporic. Routledge.
  4. Advancing African Dance as a Practice of Freedom.Shani Collins & Truth Hunter - 2022 - In Christa J. Porter, V. Thandi Sulé & Natasha N. Croom (eds.), Black Feminist Epistemology, Research, and Praxis: Narratives in and Through the Academy. Routledge.
  5. Ashé: Ritual Poetics in African Diasporic.Paul Carter Harrison, Michael D. Harris & Pellom McDaniels (eds.) - 2022 - Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
    ASHÉ: Ritual Poetics in African Diasporic is a collection of interdisciplinary essays contributed by international scholars and practitioners. Having distinguished themselves across such disciplines as Anthropology, Art, Music, Literature, Dance, Philosophy, Religion, and Theology and conjoined to construct a defining approach to the study of Aesthetics throughout the African Diaspora with the Humanities at the core, this collection of essays will break new ground in the study of Black Aesthetics. This book will be of great interest to scholars, practitioners, and (...)
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  6. Ashé: Ritual Poetics in African Diasporic Expression.Paul Carter Harrison, Michael D. Harris & Pellom McDaniels (eds.) - 2022 - New York: Routledge.
    ASHÉ: Ritual Poetics in African Diasporic is a collection of interdisciplinary essays contributed by international scholars and practitioners. Having distinguished themselves across such disciplines as Anthropology, Art, Music, Literature, Dance, Philosophy, Religion, and Theology and conjoined to construct a defining approach to the study of Aesthetics throughout the African Diaspora with the Humanities at the core, this collection of essays will break new ground in the study of Black Aesthetics. This book will be of great interest to scholars, practitioners, and (...)
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  7. Advancing African Dance as a Practice of Freedom.Shani Collins & Truth Hunter - 2023 - In Christa J. Porter, V. Thandi Sulé & Natasha N. Croom (eds.), Black feminist epistemology, research, and praxis: narratives in and through the academy. Routledge.
  8. Caught in the Cosmic Web: Ghanaian Folk Tales in the Twenty-First Century.Louise Muller & K. Dorvlo - 2022 - Amsterdam, Nederland: Quest for Wisdom Foundation.
    This e-book is a collection of orally transmitted folktales about animals, currently circulating among the Ewe and Akan people of Ghana. Many of the stories in this bundle provide an explanation for the appearance of the most remarkable Ghanaian animals. For example, why does the parrot have such beautiful feathers? And why does the Pin-tailed Whydah have such a long tail? For sure, Ghanaian storytellers know the answer. They shared their animal wisdom stories, including those of the famous spider Anansi, (...)
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  9. The de-Africanization of African Art: Towards Post-African Aesthetics.Denis Ekpo & Pfunzo Sidogi - 2021 - Routledge.
    This book argues for a radical new approach to thinking about art and creativity in Africa, challenging outdated normative discourses about Africa's creative heritage. Africanism, which is driven by a traumatic response to colonialism in Africa, has an almost unshakable stranglehold on the content, stylistics, and meaning of art in Africa. Post-African aesthetics insists on the need to move beyond this counter-colonial self-consciousness and considerably change, re-work and enlarge the ground, principles and mission of artistic imagination and creativity in Africa. (...)
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  10. Futurism and the African Imagination: Literature and Other Arts.Dike Okoro - 2021 - Routledge.
    This book investigates how African authors and artists have explored themes of the future and technology within their works. Afrofuturism was coined in the 1990s as a means of exploring the intersection of African diaspora culture with technology, science and science fiction. However, this book argues that literature and other arts within Africa has always reflected on themes of futurism, across diverse forms of speculative writing, images, spirituality, myth, magical realism, the supernatural, performance and other forms of oral resources. This (...)
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  11. Architecture, West African Built Environment.Jean-Paul Bourdier & Trinh T. Minh-ha - 2021 - In V. Y. Mudimbe & Kasereka Kavwahirehi (eds.), Encyclopedia of African Religions and Philosophy. Springer Verlag. pp. 60-65.
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  12. Aesthetic, African Dance.Kariamu Welsh Asante - 2021 - In V. Y. Mudimbe & Kasereka Kavwahirehi (eds.), Encyclopedia of African Religions and Philosophy. Springer Verlag. pp. 7-9.
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  13. Aesthetic, African.Kariamu Welsh Asante - 2021 - In V. Y. Mudimbe & Kasereka Kavwahirehi (eds.), Encyclopedia of African Religions and Philosophy. Springer Verlag. pp. 5-7.
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  14. On the Search for Identity in African Architecture.Emmanuel Babatunde Jaiyeoba - 2021 - In Adeshina Afolayan (ed.), Pathways to Alternative Epistemologies in Africa. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 141-163.
    There is a contention on whether African architecture actually exists especially in relation to possessing a distinct identity. Also, African architecture is rarely discussed within mainstream contemporary theoretical debates in Architecture except with respect to influences on arts, artists and architecture in the developed world and generally speaking architecture of the past. This chapter reviews the different perspectives and conceptualisations on African architecture and its global influences. Furthermore the sources of and obstacles to identity formation in African architecture were reviewed (...)
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  15. The “African Prints”: Africa and Aesthetics in the Textile World.Tunde M. Akinwumi - 2021 - In Adeshina Afolayan (ed.), Pathways to Alternative Epistemologies in Africa. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 123-140.
    The chapter challenges the aesthetic imprints of Vlisco, a Dutch firm, whose representation of Africa’s image in its textile products and fabrics exported to Africa over many decades left much to be desired. The artistic contents of the products, mainly an amalgam of Javanese, Indian, Chinese, Arab and European cultural imageries, are branded as “African prints”. The chapter considered several arguments for and against Vlisco’s “African prints,” as well as the objection for a global understanding of textile and their aesthetic (...)
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  16. Braz Teixeira, António: A saudade na poesia lusófona africana E outros estudos sobre a saudade, Mil (movimento internacional lusófono) E dg edições, Linda-a-velha (portugal), 2021, 170p. [REVIEW]Luis García Soto & Miguel Ángel Martínez Quintanar - 2021 - Agora 41 (1).
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  17. Philosophy and Figures of the African Female.Sanya Osha - 2006 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 20 (1-2):155-204.
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  18. Crafting Epicenters of Agency': Sarah Bartmann and African Feminist Literary Imaginings.Pumla Dineo Ggola - 2006 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 20 (1-2):45-76.
  19. Can There Be an Authentically African Literature in English.Godfrey B. Tangwa - 1997 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 11 (1-2):69-79.
  20. Olusegun Oladipo: Philosophy, Literature and the African Novel. [REVIEW]Willem Storm - 1993 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 7 (2):127-129.
  21. Semiotic Elements in Yoruba Art and Ritual.J. R. O. Ojo - 1979 - Semiotica 28 (3-4):333-348.
    Various Yoruba ritual elements--verbal utterances, songs, dance movements, drums and drum rhythms--are extracted from ceremonies connected with their usage as a semiological system.
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  22. The Symbolism and Significance of Epa-Type Masquerade Headpieces.J. R. O. Ojo - 1978 - Man: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 13 (3):455-470.
    Illustrations and analysis of a specific type of masquerade in the Yoruba culture of Nigeria.
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  23. Ogboni Drums.J. R. O. Ojo - 1973 - African Arts 6 (3):50-52, 84.
    Illustrations and commentaries on the use and significance of drums associated with a specific society in Yoruba culture.
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  24. Examples of Yoruba Art From the University of Ife Institute of African Studies Museum.J. R. O. Ojo - 1967 - Odu: A Journal of West African Studies 4 (1):28-29.
    Illustrations and commentaries on Yoruba art objects recently acquired by the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ife, Nigeria.
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  25. Beauty and Culture: Perspectives in Black Aesthetics: An Introduction to African and African Diaspora Philosophy of Art.John Ayotunde Isola Bewaji - 2003 - Spectrum Books.
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  26. Metropolitan Fetish : African Sculpture and the Imperial French Invention of Primitive Art.John Warne Monroe (ed.) - 2019 - New York: Ithaca, Cornell University Press.
    A history of the French reception of African art, especially wooden masks and figures, in the first four decades of the twentieth century, and how that reception led to the creation of the broader aesthetic category Westerners now know as "primitive art.
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  27. Beauty in African Thought – Critical Perspectives on the Western Idea of Development, March 2023.Bolaji Bateye, Mahmoud Masaeli, Louise Muller & Angela Roothaan (eds.) - forthcoming - Lanham, MD 20706, Verenigde Staten: Rowman & Littlefield.
    This book researches the ideas of Western and African scholars for a more inclusive development industry and studies. -/- .
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  28. I’M Too Real For Yah.Tommy J. Curry - 2009 - Radical Philosophy Review 12 (1-2):61-77.
    I am interested in looking at Krumpin’ through what I am calling the “politics of submergence.” If my world is chaotic, if my Blackness is my murderer, can I be expected to create beauty? Can my art be transformative? My paper argues that Krumpin’ is in fact transformative, not to the extent that it perpetuates hope, but maintains its social pessimism. In accepting both the conditions that have sustained the racial marginalization of African descended people, and the impotence of this (...)
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  29. Chinua Achebe and the Question of Modern African Tragedy.Neil ten Kortenaar - 2006 - Philosophia Africana 9 (2):83-100.
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  30. "Self-Writing" As History: Reconsidering Soyinka's Representation of the Past.Jane Bryce - 2008 - Philosophia Africana 11 (1):37-60.
  31. Oguntoyinbo: Wole Soyinka and Igilango Geesi.Biodun Jeyifo - 2008 - Philosophia Africana 11 (1):21-36.
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  32. The Achievement of Wole Soyinka.F. Abiola Irele - 2008 - Philosophia Africana 11 (1):5-19.
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  33. Special Issue on Wole Soyinka.Esiaba Irobi - 2008 - Philosophia Africana 11 (1):1-4.
  34. Good and Beautiful: A Moral-Aesthetic View of Personhood in African Communal Traditions.Polycarp Ikuenobe - 2016 - Essays in Philosophy 17 (1):125-163.
    I articulate an African view of personhood that combines beauty and goodness–aesthetic and moral features. I discuss the idea of communalism, which provides the social and moral values and belief system that give meaning to this view of personhood. I use ideas from some African ethnic traditions, or some people’s account of these traditions, as examples to illustrate this view. The similarities in these examples from different ethnic traditions indicate that it is reasonable to characterize this view as a common (...)
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  35. The Anatomy of Power: European Constructions of the African Body. Alexander Butchart.William M. King - 1999 - Isis 90 (2):408-409.
  36. The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful: Discourse About Values in Yoruba Culture.Barry Hallen - 2000 - Indiana University Press.
    The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful Discourse about Values in Yoruba Culture Barry Hallen Reveals everyday language as the key to understanding morals and ethics in Yoruba culture. "This contrasts with any suggestion that in Yoruba or, more generally, African society, moral thinking manifests nothing much more than a supine acquiescence in long established communal values.... Hallen renders a great service to African philosophy." —Kwasi Wiredu In Yoruba culture, morality and moral values are intimately linked to aesthetics. The purest (...)
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  37. Makaveli's Offspring: A Kendrick Lamar Primer.Joseph Osel - forthcoming - de Musica 44 (13).
  38. Dancing Histories: Heuristic Ethnography with the Ohafia Igbo.John Christensen McCall - 2000 - University of Michigan Press.
    Outlines a method for incorporating indigenous knowledge into anthropological work as a source of theoretical alternatives.
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  39. Yoruba: Art and Aesthetics.Rowland Abiodun & Henry John Drewal - 1991
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  40. Magical Realism in West African Fiction: Seeing with a Third Eye.Brenda Cooper - 1998 - Psychology Press.
    This study contextualizes magical realism within current debates and theories of postcoloniality and examines the fiction of three of its West African pioneers: Syl Cheney-Coker of Sierra Leone, Ben Okri of Nigeria and Kojo Laing of Ghana. Brenda Cooper explores the distinct elements of the genre in a West African context, and in relation to: * a range of global expressions of magical realism, from the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez to that of Salman Rushdie * wider contemporary trends in (...)
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  41. Criticism, Theory and Ideology in African Literature.Olu Obafemi - 2003
  42. A Comparative Analysis Concerning Beauty and Ugliness in Sub-Saharan Africa.Wilfried Van Damme - 1987 - Rijksuniversiteit.
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  43. Toward Defining the African Aesthetic.Lemuel A. Johnson & African Literature Association - 1982
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  44. Es'kia: Education, African Humanism & Culture, Social Consciousness, Literary Appreciation.Es'kia Mphahlele & Ezekiel Mphahlele - 2002
    "The essays and public addresses of scholar, teacher, philosopher, and activist Es'kia Mphahlele are presented in this collection spanning 40 years of recent African history. The intellectual and distinctly South African perspective exhibited in these writings is enriched by humor and autobiographical anecdotes. Subjects addressed include African literature and literary criticism, education in a democratic South Africa, relations between Africans and African Americans, negritude, African identity, and African humanism. A critical introduction, full biography, bibliography, and brief synopsis of each essay (...)
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  45. African Rhythm and African Sensibility Aesthetics and Social Action in African Musical Idioms.John Miller Chernoff - 1979
  46. African Drama and the Yorùbá World-View.Benedict M. Ìbítókun - 1995
  47. Art for Life's Sake Life for Art's Sake.Babatunde Lawal - 1987 - Obafemi Awolowo University Press.
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  48. African Material Culture.Mary Jo Arnoldi, Christraud M. Geary & Kris L. Hardin - 1996 - African Systems of Thought.
    "This volume has much to recommend it -- providing fascinating and stimulating insights into many arenas of material culture, many of which still remain only superficially explored in the archaeological literature." -- Archaeological Review "... a vivid introduction to the topic.... A glimpse into the unique and changing identities in an ever-changing world." -- Come-All-Ye Fourteen interdisciplinary essays open new perspectives for understanding African societies and cultures through the contextualized study of objects, treating everything from the production of material objects (...)
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  49. I Could Speak Until Tomorrow: Oriki, Women and the Past in a Yoruba Town.Karin Barber - 1991 - International African Library.
    In Yoruba culture oriki, or oral praise poetry, is a major part of both traditional performance and daily life, and as such reflects social change and structure both past and present. Karin Barber studies the orikipoetry of Okuku, a small town in the Oyo state of Nigeria. She shows how women, the main performers of the oriki, interpret the poems and examines the links it gives them between living and dead, human and spiritual, and present and past.
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  50. Orpheus in Africa: Fragmentation and Renewal in the Work of Four African Writers.Jane Wilkinson - 1990 - Bulzoni.
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