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Kongo King Festivals in Brazil: From Kings of Nations to Kings of Kongo

Published: May 5th, 2015

by Marina de Mello e Souza Abstract Popular culture in Brazil owes a great deal to African cultural elements that have been reorganized and reassembled through various and multiple historical processes.… Read More

De-centering Theatrical Heritage: Forum Theater in Contemporary Senegal

Published: Apr 8th, 2014

by Brian Quinn Abstract The current state of Senegalese theater is a source of concern for a number of the country’s most prominent directors and performers, many of whom have… Read More

African Culture And Personality: Bad Social Science, Effective Social Activism, Or A Call To Reinvent Ethnology?

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

by James E. Lassiter Abstract Western social scientists abandoned typical personality and national character studies during the 1960s. However, many sub-Saharan African scholars in various disciplines, those resident on the… Read More

Counterfoil Choices in the Kalabari Life Cycle

Published: Mar 21st, 2014

by Nimi Wariboko Introduction Kalabari ethnic identity is under enormous pressure as a result of modernization and Western influences. One Kalabari response to their exposure to foreign values, styles, cultural… Read More

The Crisis of Cultural Memory in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”

Published: Mar 21st, 2014

by F. Abiola Irele Introduction If there is any single work that can be considered central to the evolving canon of modern African literature, it is, without question, Chinua Achebe’s Things… Read More

The Cultural Identity of Africa and the Global Tasks of Africana Studies

Published: Mar 14th, 2014

by Kwasi Konadu Abstract This essay is concerned with the cultural identity of Africa and the appropriate study of Africa (ns).  It is a direct response to the notion of conceptually and pragmatically situating Africa,… Read More