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.

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Announcing 2019 African Critical Inquiry Workshop: African Ethnographies

    The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) is pleased to announce that the 2019 ACIP workshop will be African Ethnographies. The project was proposed and will be organized by colleagues at the University of the Western Cape, Jung Ran Annachiara Forte (Lecturer, Department of Anthropology and Sociology) and Sakhumzi Mfecane (Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology and Sociology). Activities will take place in Cape Town, South Africa.

Laurent Dubois
Veronique Helenon

Helenon on Dubois, 'The Banjo: America's African Instrument'

Laurent Dubois. The Banjo: America's African Instrument. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016. 384 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-04784-6.

Reviewed by Veronique Helenon (University of Massachusetts, Boston) Published on H-AfrArts (May, 2018) Commissioned by Jean M. Borgatti (Clark Univeristy)