Reviews

Author: 
Laurent Dubois
Reviewer: 
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)

Author: 
Jacob K. Olupona, Rowland O. Abiodun, eds.
Reviewer: 
Francine Kola-Bankole

Kola-Bankole on Olupona and Abiodun, 'Ifa Divination, Knowledge, Power, and Performance'

Jacob K. Olupona, Rowland O. Abiodun, eds. Ifa Divination, Knowledge, Power, and Performance. African Expressive Cultures Series. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016. 390 pp. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-01890-8; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-01882-3.

Reviewed by Francine Kola-Bankole (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) Published on H-AfrArts (September, 2017) Commissioned by Jean M. Borgatti

Author: 
Philip Misevich, Kristin Mann, eds.
Reviewer: 
Karen Ferreira-Meyers

Ferreira-Meyers on Misevich and Mann, 'The Rise and Demise of Slavery and the Slave Trade in the Atlantic World'

Philip Misevich, Kristin Mann, eds. The Rise and Demise of Slavery and the Slave Trade in the Atlantic World. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2016. 408 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58046-560-1.

Reviewed by Karen Ferreira-Meyers (University of Swaziland) Published on H-AfrArts (May, 2017) Commissioned by Jean M. Borgatti

Author: 
Ana Lucia Araujo, ed.
Reviewer: 
Lori West

West on Araujo, 'African Heritage and Memories of Slavery in Brazil and the South Atlantic World'

Ana Lucia Araujo, ed. African Heritage and Memories of Slavery in Brazil and the South Atlantic World. Amherst: Cambria Press, 2015. 422 pp. $124.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60497-892-6.

Reviewed by Lori West (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) Published on H-AfrArts (May, 2017) Commissioned by Jean M. Borgatti

Historic Memory and Slavery in Brazil

Author: 
Toyin Falola
Reviewer: 
Dele Layiwola

Layiwola on Falola, 'The Humanities in Africa: Knowledge Production, Universities, and the Transformation of Society'

Toyin Falola. The Humanities in Africa: Knowledge Production, Universities, and the Transformation of Society. Austin: Pan-African University Press, 2016. 443 pp. $32.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-943533-02-2.

Reviewed by Dele Layiwola (Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan) Published on H-AfrArts (May, 2017) Commissioned by Jean M. Borgatti

Author: 
Robert S. DuPlessis
Reviewer: 
Justin Izzo

Izzo on DuPlessis, 'The Material Atlantic: Clothing, Commerce, and Colonization in the Atlantic World, 1650-1800'

Robert S. DuPlessis. The Material Atlantic: Clothing, Commerce, and Colonization in the Atlantic World, 1650-1800. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 367 pp. $29.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-10591-1.

Reviewed by Justin Izzo (Brown University) Published on H-AfrArts (January, 2017) Commissioned by Jean M. Borgatti

Fashioning the Early Modern Atlantic

Author: 
Staffan Lundén
Reviewer: 
Joseph Nevadomsky

Nevadomsky on Lundén, 'Displaying Loot: The Benin Objects and the British Museum'

Staffan Lundén. Displaying Loot: The Benin Objects and the British Museum. Göteborg: Göteborgs Universitet, Department of Historical Studies, 2016. Illustrations. 589 pp. Doctoral Thesis. ISBN 978-91-85245-67-4.

Reviewed by Joseph Nevadomsky (California State University, Fullerton ) Published on H-AfrArts (December, 2016) Commissioned by Jean M. Borgatti

Loot!

Author: 
Delinda Collier
Reviewer: 
Drew Thompson

Thompson on Collier, 'Repainting the Walls of Lunda: Information Colonialism and Angolan Art'

Delinda Collier. Repainting the Walls of Lunda: Information Colonialism and Angolan Art. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016. 240 pp. $87.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8166-9444-0; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-9448-8.

Reviewed by Drew Thompson (Bard College) Published on H-AfrArts (October, 2016) Commissioned by Olubukola A. Gbadegesin

Author: 
Chika Okeke-Agulu
Reviewer: 
Fred Smith

Smith on Okeke-Agulu, 'Postcolonial Modernism: Art and Decolonization in Twentieth-Century Nigeria'

Chika Okeke-Agulu. Postcolonial Modernism: Art and Decolonization in Twentieth-Century Nigeria. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. 376 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5732-2; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5746-9.

Reviewed by Fred Smith (Kent State University) Published on H-AfrArts (October, 2016) Commissioned by Jean M. Borgatti

Author: 
Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi
Reviewer: 
Fred Smith

Smith on Gagliardi, 'Senufo Unbound'

Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi. Senufo Unbound. Cleveland: 5 Continents Editions, 2015. 272 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-88-7439-666-5.

Reviewed by Fred Smith (Kent State University) Published on H-AfrArts (August, 2016) Commissioned by Jean M. Borgatti

Senufo: Not One "Tribe," Not One Style

Author: 
Mahir Şaul, Ralph A. Austen
Reviewer: 
Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie

Ogbechie on Şaul and Austen, 'Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-First Century: Art Films and the Nollywood Video Revolution'

Mahir Şaul, Ralph A. Austen. Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-First Century: Art Films and the Nollywood Video Revolution. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2010. vii + 248 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8214-1930-4; $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8214-1931-1; ISBN 978-0-8214-4350-7.

Reviewed by Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie (Art History - UCSB) Published on H-AfrArts (August, 2016) Commissioned by Jean M. Borgatti

Author: 
Carrol Clarkson
Reviewer: 
Diana Wylie

Wylie on Clarkson, 'Drawing the Line: Toward an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice'

Carrol Clarkson. Drawing the Line: Toward an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice. New York: Fordham University Press, 2014. xiii + 204 pp. $29.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-5416-3.

Reviewed by Diana Wylie (Boston University) Published on H-AfrArts (August, 2016) Commissioned by Olubukola A. Gbadegesin

Forging a New "We" in South Africa

Author: 
Tom A. Miachi
Reviewer: 
Sidney Kasfir

Kasfir on Miachi, 'The Incarnate Being Phenomenon in African Culture: Anthropological Perspectives on the Igala of North-Central Nigeria'

Tom A. Miachi. The Incarnate Being Phenomenon in African Culture: Anthropological Perspectives on the Igala of North-Central Nigeria. Ibadan, Nigeria: Kraft Books Limited, 2012. Illustrations. 388 pp. n.p. (cloth), ISBN 978-978-918-068-4.

Reviewed by Sidney Kasfir (Art History - Emory University) Published on H-AfrArts (August, 2015) Commissioned by Jean M. Borgatti

When Is a Masquerade Something Else?

Author: 
Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers, Alexander Ives Bortolot, eds.
Reviewer: 
Fred Smith

Smith on Grootaers and Bortolot, 'Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone'

Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers, Alexander Ives Bortolot, eds. Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014. 239 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-9893718-1-0.

Reviewed by Fred Smith (Kent State University) Published on H-AfrArts (February, 2015) Commissioned by Jean M. Borgatti

Bill Siegmann Remembered: Scholar, Colleague, Collector

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