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African Philosophy: Aesthetics
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Beauty in African Thought – Critique of the Western Idea of Development.Bolaji Bateye, Mahmoud Masaeli, Louise Muller & Angela Roothaan (eds.) - forthcoming - Lanham, MD 20706, Verenigde Staten: Rowman & Littlefield.
  8. I’M Too Real For Yah: Krumpin’ as a Culturalogical Exploration of Black Aesthetic Submergence.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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  9. Chinua Achebe and the Question of Modern African Tragedy.Neil ten Kortenaar - 2006 - Philosophia Africana 9 (2):83-100.
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  10. "Self-Writing" As History: Reconsidering Soyinka's Representation of the Past.Jane Bryce - 2008 - Philosophia Africana 11 (1):37-60.
  11. Oguntoyinbo: Wole Soyinka and Igilango Geesi.Biodun Jeyifo - 2008 - Philosophia Africana 11 (1):21-36.
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  12. The Achievement of Wole Soyinka.F. Abiola Irele - 2008 - Philosophia Africana 11 (1):5-19.
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  13. Special Issue on Wole Soyinka.Esiaba Irobi - 2008 - Philosophia Africana 11 (1):1-4.
  14. 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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  15. The Southern African San and Their Rock Art.J. D. Lewis-Williams - 2005 - Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 60 (2):139-146.
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  16. The Anatomy of Power: European Constructions of the African Body. Alexander Butchart.William M. King - 1999 - Isis 90 (2):408-409.
  17. Selective Affinities: Connoisseurship, Culture, and Aesthetic Choice in a Contemporary African Community.Harry R. Silver - 1983 - Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 11 (1-2):87-126.
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  18. 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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  19. Makaveli's Offspring: A Kendrick Lamar Primer.Joseph Osel - forthcoming - de Musica 44 (13).
  20. 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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  21. Yoruba: Art and Aesthetics.Rowland Abiodun & Henry John Drewal - 1991
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  22. 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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  23. Criticism, Theory and Ideology in African Literature.Olu Obafemi - 2003
  24. A Comparative Analysis Concerning Beauty and Ugliness in Sub-Saharan Africa.Wilfried Van Damme - 1987 - Rijksuniversiteit.
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  25. Toward Defining the African Aesthetic.Lemuel A. Johnson & African Literature Association - 1982
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  26. Es'kia: Education, African Humanism & Culture, Social Consciousness, Literary Appreciation.Es'kia Mphahlele, Ezekiel Mphahlele & James Ogude - 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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  27. African Rhythm and African Sensibility Aesthetics and Social Action in African Musical Idioms.John Miller Chernoff - 1979
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  28. African Drama and the Yorùbá World-View.Benedict M. Ibitokun & Benedict M. Ìbítókun - 1995
  29. Art for Life's Sake Life for Art's Sake.Babatunde Lawal - 1987 - Obafemi Awolowo University Press.
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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. Orpheus in Africa: Fragmentation and Renewal in the Work of Four African Writers.Jane Wilkinson - 1990 - Bulzoni.
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  33. Crisis of Representation in Wole Soyinka's Season of Anomy.Aisha Karim - 2009 - Mediations 24 (2).
    Perhaps one of the more consistent elements of Wole Soyinka’s work has been a commitment to an individual will that refuses collective mobilization. Aisha Karim argues that Soyinka’s novel Season of Anomy marks a departure from any commitment as such that opens the text to new political possibilities. But while Season of Anomy presents us with an alternative to the politics and poetics that underlie Soyinka’s dramatic output, Karim maintains that it does so only insofar as it imagines itself as (...)
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  34. Divinity, Creativity and Humanity in Yoruba Aesthetics.Babatunde Laval - 2005 - Literature & Aesthetics 15 (1):161-174.
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  35. Man Ray, African Art, and the Modernist Lens.Wendy Grossman - 2011 - International Arts and Artists.
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  36. Power and Influence: Self-Development Lessons From African Proverbs and Folktales.Chiku Malunga - 2012 - Upa.
    This book demonstrates how the indigenous wisdom contained in African proverbs and folktales can be used to enhance modern life. The timeless wisdom enriches the understanding of self-development and positive influence, contributing towards the much-needed, cross-cultural dialogue among individuals, organizations, and societies in this increasingly diversified world.
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  37. Tracing Personal Expansion: Reading Selected Novels as Modern African Bildungsroman.Walter P. Collins - 2006 - Upa.
    How can Africans escape the control of the complex power relationships established during Colonization and successfully achieve self-development? More importantly, and the primary concern of this book, can African female characters ever hope to arrive at such individuation given the dual challenges of the power structures defined and enforced by European colonizers and the patriarchal structures that contort issues related to gender? Tracing Personal Expansion reads late 20th Century works by African female novelists Buchi Emecheta, Tsitsi Dangarembga, and Calixthe Beyala (...)
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  38. Postcolonial Imaginations and Moral Representations in African Literature and Culture.Chielozona Eze - 2011 - Lexington Books.
    Following in the footsteps of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, the tenor of the postcolonial African culture has been justifiably anti-imperialist. In the 21st century, however, there has been a gradual but certain shift away from the “write-back” discourse paradigm, towards more integrative, globally inflected cultural interpretive models in Africa. This book celebrates the emergence of new interpretive paradigms such as in African philosophy, gender studies and literature.
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  39. Isak Dinesen's African Recovery of a European Past.Dane Kennedy - 1987 - Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 17 (1):37-50.
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  40. The Unresolved Shibboleth: Sydney Clouts and the Problems of an African Poetry.Susan Joubert - forthcoming - Theoria.
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  41. Africa: The Art of a Continent.Tom Phillips (ed.) - 1995 - Royal Academy.
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  42. The Arts of Africa.Kwame Anthony Appiah - 1998 - In Richard English & Joseph Morrison Skelly (eds.), Ideas Matter: Essays in Honour of Connor Cruise o’Brien. Poolberg. pp. 251-264.
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  43. Why Africa? Why Art?Kwame Anthony Appiah - 1995 - In Tom Phillips (ed.), Africa: The Art of a Continent. Royal Academy. pp. 21-26.
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  44. An Aesthetics for Adornment in Some African Cultures.Kwame Anthony Appiah - 1984 - In Marie-Thérèse Brincard (ed.), Beauty by Design: The Aesthetics of African Adornment. African-American Institute. pp. 15-19.
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  45. Outlines of African Aesthetics.G. O. Ozumba - 2008 - Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy 9 (2).
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  46. Nationalists and Nomads. Essays on Francophone African Literature and Culture. By Christopher L. Miller.M. A. Majumdar - 2003 - The European Legacy 8 (6):822-822.
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  47. African Aesthetics.Rowland Abiodun - 2001 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 35 (4):15-24.
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  48. Hegel in African Literature: Achebe’s Answer.Ngugi wa Thiong’O. & Eunice Njeri Sahle - 2004 - Diogenes 51 (2):63-67.
    There are three facets to the colonial project: a practice, a body of knowledge, and mental engineering. The third is the result of colonialism as text, for such a text bolsters the minds behind colonizing practices and is simultaneously a prison house for the minds of the colonized. The battle between the colonial text and its dialectical opposite, the anti-colonial text, is central to decolonization. Hegel and Achebe are shown to exemplify this struggle.
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  49. Barry Hallen, The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful: Discourse About Values in Yoruba Culture Reviewed By.Bruce B. Janz - 2001 - Philosophy in Review 21 (5):337-339.
  50. Traditional African Aesthetics: A Philosophical Perspective.Innocent Onyewuenyi - 1998 - In P. H. Coetzee & A. J. P. Roux (eds.), Philosophy from Africa: a text with readings. Routledge. pp. 396.
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