Welcome to H-AfrArts, Expressive Cultures of Africa. H-AfrArts is composed of two parts, a discussion list and a web site cosponsored by Humanities and Social Sciences OnLine (H-Net) and the Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA). Its content focuses on the expressive cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora.

Recent Content

Author: 
Rebecca Shumway
Reviewer: 
George Preston

Preston on Shumway, 'The Fante and the Transatlantic Slave Trade'


Rebecca Shumway. The Fante and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2011. 246 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58046-391-1.

Reviewed by George Preston (Museum of Art and Origins)
Published on H-AfrArts (January, 2012)
Commissioned by Jean M. Borgatti

On the Glory Days of Eighteenth-Century Fanteland

Author: 
Heather Marie Akou
Reviewer: 
Elisha Renne

Renne on Akou, 'The Politics of Dress in Somali Culture'


Heather Marie Akou. The Politics of Dress in Somali Culture. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011. xiv + 177 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35629-1; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-22313-5.

Reviewed by Elisha Renne (Anthropology, University of Michigan)
Published on H-AfrArts (January, 2012)
Commissioned by Jean M. Borgatti

Author: 
Giorgio Miescher, Lorena Rizzo, Jeremy Silvester, eds.
Reviewer: 
Kim Miller

Miller on Miescher and Rizzo and Silvester, 'Posters in Action: Visuality in the Making of an African Nation'


Giorgio Miescher, Lorena Rizzo, Jeremy Silvester, eds. Posters in Action: Visuality in the Making of an African Nation. Basel: Basler Afrika Bibliographien, 2009. Illustrations. 256 pp. $70.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-905758-09-2.

Reviewed by Kim Miller (Wheaton College)
Published on H-AfrArts (December, 2011)
Commissioned by Jean M. Borgatti

Author: 
Barbara Thompson, ed.
Reviewer: 
Lisa Gail Collins

Collins on Thompson, 'Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body'


Barbara Thompson, ed. Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008. 374 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-98770-5; $50.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-98771-2.

Reviewed by Lisa Gail Collins
Published on H-AfrArts (November, 2011)
Commissioned by Jean M. Borgatti

Icons and Interventions

Author: 
Abdul Sheriff
Reviewer: 
John Nunley

Nunley on Sheriff, 'Dhow Cultures and the Indian Ocean: Cosmopolitanism, Commerce, and Islam'


Abdul Sheriff. Dhow Cultures and the Indian Ocean: Cosmopolitanism, Commerce, and Islam. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. Illustrations, maps. xv + 351 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-70139-6.

Reviewed by John Nunley
Published on H-AfrArts (September, 2011)
Commissioned by Jean M. Borgatti

Trade, Society, and the Indian Ocean

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