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: 
Michael D. Harris
Reviewer: 
Olubukola A. Gbadegesin

Gbadegesin on Harris, 'Colored Pictures: Race and Visual Representation'

Michael D. Harris. Colored Pictures: Race and Visual Representation. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2003. xiv + 281 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2760-4; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5696-3.

Reviewed by Olubukola A. Gbadegesin (Department of Art History, Emory University) Published on H-AfrArts (June, 2006)

Author: 
Kurt Huwiler
Reviewer: 
Daniel Avorgbedor

Avorgbedor on Huwiler, 'Musical Instruments of Africa'

Kurt Huwiler. Musical Instruments of Africa. Gweru: Mambo Press, 1995. 156 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-86922-614-8.

Reviewed by Daniel Avorgbedor (School of Music and Department of African-American and African Studies, Ohio State University) Published on H-AfrArts (June, 2006)

Experiments and/or Explorations in African Sounds, Shapes and Colors

Author: 
Nwando Achebe
Reviewer: 
Felicia Nwalutu

Nwalutu on Achebe, 'Farmers, Traders, Warriors and Kings: Female Power and Authority in Northern Igboland, 1900-1960'

Nwando Achebe. Farmers, Traders, Warriors and Kings: Female Power and Authority in Northern Igboland, 1900-1960. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 2005. xii + 274 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-325-07079-7; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-325-07078-0.

Reviewed by Felicia Nwalutu (formerly Chief Ethnographer, Benin Museum (Nigerian Commission for Museums and Monuments), and Michael Onyedika Nwalutu) Published on H-AfrArts (June, 2006)

Author: 
Claire Bosc-Tiesse, Anais Wion
Reviewer: 
Marilyn Heldman

Heldman on Bosc-Tiesse and Wion, 'Peintures sacrées d'Éthiopie: Collection de la Mission Dakar-Djibouti'

Claire Bosc-Tiesse, Anais Wion. Peintures sacrées d'Éthiopie: Collection de la Mission Dakar-Djibouti. St-Maur-des Fosses: Sépia, 2005. 132 pp. EUR 38.00 (paper), ISBN 978-2-84280-091-8.

Reviewed by Marilyn Heldman (Independent Scholar) Published on H-AfrArts (June, 2006)

Ethiopian Religious Art: Gondar and Gondarine Painting Revisited

Author: 
Lisa E. Farrington
Reviewer: 
Lisa Gail Collins

Collins on Farrington, 'Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists'

Lisa E. Farrington. Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. 354 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-516721-4.

Reviewed by Lisa Gail Collins (Department of Art and Program in Africana Studies, Vassar College) Published on H-AfrArts (April, 2006)

African-American Women's Creativity

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