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  1. Beauty in African Thought – Critique of the Western Idea of Development.Bolaji Bateye, Mahmoud Masaeli, Louise Muller & Angela Roothaan (eds.) - forthcoming - Lanham, MD 20706, Verenigde Staten: Rowman & Littlefield.
    This book researches the ideas of Western and African scholars for a more inclusive development industry and studies. -/- .
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  2. The Unresolved Shibboleth: Sydney Clouts and the Problems of an African Poetry.Susan Joubert - forthcoming - Theoria.
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  3. Makaveli's Offspring: A Kendrick Lamar Primer.Joseph Osel - forthcoming - de Musica 44 (13).
  4. Caught in the Cosmic Web: Ghanaian Folk Tales in the Twenty-First Century.Louise Muller & K. Dorvlo - 2022 - Amsterdam, Nederland: Quest for Wisdom Foundation.
    This e-book is a collection of orally transmitted folktales about animals, currently circulating among the Ewe and Akan people of Ghana. Many of the stories in this bundle provide an explanation for the appearance of the most remarkable Ghanaian animals. For example, why does the parrot have such beautiful feathers? And why does the Pin-tailed Whydah have such a long tail? For sure, Ghanaian storytellers know the answer. They shared their animal wisdom stories, including those of the famous spider Anansi, (...)
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  5. The “African Prints”: Africa and Aesthetics in the Textile World.Tunde M. Akinwumi - 2021 - In Adeshina Afolayan (ed.), Pathways to Alternative Epistemologies in Africa. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 123-140.
    The chapter challenges the aesthetic imprints of Vlisco, a Dutch firm, whose representation of Africa’s image in its textile products and fabrics exported to Africa over many decades left much to be desired. The artistic contents of the products, mainly an amalgam of Javanese, Indian, Chinese, Arab and European cultural imageries, are branded as “African prints”. The chapter considered several arguments for and against Vlisco’s “African prints,” as well as the objection for a global understanding of textile and their aesthetic (...)
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  6. Aesthetic, African.Kariamu Welsh Asante - 2021 - In V. Y. Mudimbe & Kasereka Kavwahirehi (eds.), Encyclopedia of African Religions and Philosophy. Springer Verlag. pp. 5-7.
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  7. Aesthetic, African Dance.Kariamu Welsh Asante - 2021 - In V. Y. Mudimbe & Kasereka Kavwahirehi (eds.), Encyclopedia of African Religions and Philosophy. Springer Verlag. pp. 7-9.
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  8. Architecture, West African Built Environment.Jean-Paul Bourdier & Trinh T. Minh-ha - 2021 - In V. Y. Mudimbe & Kasereka Kavwahirehi (eds.), Encyclopedia of African Religions and Philosophy. Springer Verlag. pp. 60-65.
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  9. The de-Africanization of African Art: Towards Post-African Aesthetics.Denis Ekpo & Pfunzo Sidogi - 2021 - Routledge.
    This book argues for a radical new approach to thinking about art and creativity in Africa, challenging outdated normative discourses about Africa's creative heritage. Africanism, which is driven by a traumatic response to colonialism in Africa, has an almost unshakable stranglehold on the content, stylistics, and meaning of art in Africa. Post-African aesthetics insists on the need to move beyond this counter-colonial self-consciousness and considerably change, re-work and enlarge the ground, principles and mission of artistic imagination and creativity in Africa. (...)
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  10. On the Search for Identity in African Architecture.Emmanuel Babatunde Jaiyeoba - 2021 - In Adeshina Afolayan (ed.), Pathways to Alternative Epistemologies in Africa. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 141-163.
    There is a contention on whether African architecture actually exists especially in relation to possessing a distinct identity. Also, African architecture is rarely discussed within mainstream contemporary theoretical debates in Architecture except with respect to influences on arts, artists and architecture in the developed world and generally speaking architecture of the past. This chapter reviews the different perspectives and conceptualisations on African architecture and its global influences. Furthermore the sources of and obstacles to identity formation in African architecture were reviewed (...)
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  11. Futurism and the African Imagination: Literature and Other Arts.Dike Okoro - 2021 - Routledge.
    This book investigates how African authors and artists have explored themes of the future and technology within their works. Afrofuturism was coined in the 1990s as a means of exploring the intersection of African diaspora culture with technology, science and science fiction. However, this book argues that literature and other arts within Africa has always reflected on themes of futurism, across diverse forms of speculative writing, images, spirituality, myth, magical realism, the supernatural, performance and other forms of oral resources. This (...)
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  12. Braz Teixeira, António: A saudade na poesia lusófona africana E outros estudos sobre a saudade, Mil (movimento internacional lusófono) E dg edições, Linda-a-velha (portugal), 2021, 170p. [REVIEW]Luis García Soto & Miguel Ángel Martínez Quintanar - 2021 - Agora 41 (1).
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  13. Metropolitan Fetish : African Sculpture and the Imperial French Invention of Primitive Art.John Warne Monroe (ed.) - 2019 - New York: Ithaca, Cornell University Press.
    A history of the French reception of African art, especially wooden masks and figures, in the first four decades of the twentieth century, and how that reception led to the creation of the broader aesthetic category Westerners now know as "primitive art.
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  14. Good and Beautiful: A Moral-Aesthetic View of Personhood in African Communal Traditions.Polycarp Ikuenobe - 2016 - Essays in Philosophy 17 (1):125-163.
    I articulate an African view of personhood that combines beauty and goodness–aesthetic and moral features. I discuss the idea of communalism, which provides the social and moral values and belief system that give meaning to this view of personhood. I use ideas from some African ethnic traditions, or some people’s account of these traditions, as examples to illustrate this view. The similarities in these examples from different ethnic traditions indicate that it is reasonable to characterize this view as a common (...)
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  15. The Changing Face of African Literature/Les Nouveaux Visages de la Littérature Africaine. Edited by Bernard de Meyer and Neil ten Kortenaar.Thomas A. Hale - 2012 - The European Legacy 17 (6):840-841.
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  16. Power and Influence: Self-Development Lessons From African Proverbs and Folktales.Chiku Malunga - 2012 - Upa.
    This book demonstrates how the indigenous wisdom contained in African proverbs and folktales can be used to enhance modern life. The timeless wisdom enriches the understanding of self-development and positive influence, contributing towards the much-needed, cross-cultural dialogue among individuals, organizations, and societies in this increasingly diversified world.
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  17. African Frameworks of Analysis for African Film Studies.Sheila J. Petty - 2012 - In Saër Maty Bâ & Will Higbee (eds.), De-Westernizing Film Studies. Routledge.
  18. Igba Ekpe Festival Chants in Ohafia: Philosophy and an African Culture.Egbeke Aja - 2011 - Great Ap Express Publishers.
  19. Black Orpheus and Aesthetic Historicism: On Vico and Negritude.Marina Paola Banchetti-Robino - 2011 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 19 (2):121-135.
    This essay offers a novel approach for understanding the poetry of negritude and its role in the struggle for black liberation by appealing to Giambattista Vico’s insights on the historical, cultural, and myth-making function of poetry and of the mythopoetic imagination. The essay begins with a discussion of Vico’s aesthetic historicism and of his ideas regarding the role of imagination, poetry, and myth-making and then brings these ideas to bear on the discussion of the function of negritude poetry, focusing primarily (...)
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  20. African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson and the Idea of Negritude.Souleymane Bachir Diagne - 2011 - Seagull Books.
    Le;opold Se;dar Senghor (1906–2001) was a Senegalese poet and philosopher who in 1960 also became the first president of the Republic of Senegal. In African Art as Philosophy , Souleymane Bachir Diagne takes a unique approach to reading Senghor’s influential works, taking as the starting point for his analysis Henri Bergson’s idea that in order to understand philosophers one must find the initial intuition from which every aspect of their work develops. In the case of Senghor, Diagne argues that his (...)
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  21. Postcolonial Imaginations and Moral Representations in African Literature and Culture.Chielozona Eze - 2011 - Lexington Books.
    Following in the footsteps of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, the tenor of the postcolonial African culture has been justifiably anti-imperialist. In the 21st century, however, there has been a gradual but certain shift away from the “write-back” discourse paradigm, towards more integrative, globally inflected cultural interpretive models in Africa. This book celebrates the emergence of new interpretive paradigms such as in African philosophy, gender studies and literature.
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  22. I’M Too Real For Yah: Krumpin’ as a Culturalogical Exploration of Black Aesthetic Submergence.Tommy J. Curry - 2009 - Radical Philosophy Review 12 (1-2):61-77.
    I am interested in looking at Krumpin’ through what I am calling the “politics of submergence.” If my world is chaotic, if my Blackness is my murderer, can I be expected to create beauty? Can my art be transformative? My paper argues that Krumpin’ is in fact transformative, not to the extent that it perpetuates hope, but maintains its social pessimism. In accepting both the conditions that have sustained the racial marginalization of African descended people, and the impotence of this (...)
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  23. Man Ray, African Art, and the Modernist Lens.Wendy Grossman - 2009 - International Arts and Artists.
    "Exhibition dates: The Phillips Collection, Oct. 10, 2009-Jan. 10, 2010; University of New Mexico Art Museum, Feb. 6-May 30, 2010; University of Virginia Museum of Art, Aug. 7-Oct. 10, 2010; University of British Columbia, Museum of Anthropology Oct. 29, 2010-Jan. 23, 2011." --T.p. verso.
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  24. Crisis of Representation in Wole Soyinka's Season of Anomy.Aisha Karim - 2009 - Mediations 24 (2).
    Perhaps one of the more consistent elements of Wole Soyinka’s work has been a commitment to an individual will that refuses collective mobilization. Aisha Karim argues that Soyinka’s novel Season of Anomy marks a departure from any commitment as such that opens the text to new political possibilities. But while Season of Anomy presents us with an alternative to the politics and poetics that underlie Soyinka’s dramatic output, Karim maintains that it does so only insofar as it imagines itself as (...)
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  25. Beautiful/Ugly: African and Diaspora Aesthetics Edited by Nuttall, Sarah.Dan Vaillancourt - 2009 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 67 (2):256-258.
  26. "Self-Writing" As History: Reconsidering Soyinka's Representation of the Past.Jane Bryce - 2008 - Philosophia Africana 11 (1):37-60.
  27. The Achievement of Wole Soyinka.F. Abiola Irele - 2008 - Philosophia Africana 11 (1):5-19.
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  28. Special Issue on Wole Soyinka.Esiaba Irobi - 2008 - Philosophia Africana 11 (1):1-4.
  29. Oguntoyinbo: Wole Soyinka and Igilango Geesi.Biodun Jeyifo - 2008 - Philosophia Africana 11 (1):21-36.
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  30. African Philosophy and Negritude Literature.Kahiudi Claver Mabana - 2008 - In F. Ochieng'-Odhiambo, Roxanne Burton & Ed Brandon (eds.), Conversations in Philosophy: Crossing the Boundaries. Cambridge Scholars Press.
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  31. Outlines of African Aesthetics.G. O. Ozumba - 2008 - Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy 9 (2).
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  32. Tracing Personal Expansion: Reading Selected Novels as Modern African Bildungsroman.Walter P. Collins - 2006 - Upa.
    How can Africans escape the control of the complex power relationships established during Colonization and successfully achieve self-development? More importantly, and the primary concern of this book, can African female characters ever hope to arrive at such individuation given the dual challenges of the power structures defined and enforced by European colonizers and the patriarchal structures that contort issues related to gender? Tracing Personal Expansion reads late 20th Century works by African female novelists Buchi Emecheta, Tsitsi Dangarembga, and Calixthe Beyala (...)
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  33. Yoruba Work and Art Categorization.Jane Duran - 2006 - Philosophia Africana 9 (1):35-40.
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  34. Crafting Epicenters of Agency': Sarah Bartmann and African Feminist Literary Imaginings.Pumla Dineo Ggola - 2006 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 20 (1-2):45-76.
  35. African and Diaspora Aesthetics.Sarah Nuttall (ed.) - 2006 - Prince Claus Fund Library.
    In Cameroon, a monumental "statue of liberty" is made from scrap metal. In Congo, a thriving popular music incorporates piercing screams and carnal dances. When these and other instantiations of the aesthetics of Africa and its diasporas are taken into account, how are ideas of beauty reconfigured? Scholars and artists take up that question in this invigorating, lavishly illustrated collection, which includes more than one hundred color images. Exploring sculpture, music, fiction, food, photography, fashion, and urban design, the contributors engage (...)
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  36. Philosophy and Figures of the African Female.Sanya Osha - 2006 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 20 (1-2):155-204.
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  37. Arte Africano En El Mundo= African Art in the World.Julio Quaresma - 2006 - Contrastes: Revista Cultural 46:77-83.
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  38. Chinua Achebe and the Question of Modern African Tragedy.Neil ten Kortenaar - 2006 - Philosophia Africana 9 (2):83-100.
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  39. An Essay on the Nature of the Aesthetic in the African Musical Arts.Nissio Fiagbedzi - 2005 - [S.N.].
    In the tradition of African musicologists who have pioneered serious scholarly study of African music, notably J.H. Kwabena Nketia, this extended essay considers the subject of aesthetic value in African music, in particular, in the Ewe and Akan (Ghanaian) traditions. It examines African - as compared with Western - ideas about musical experience and its appeal; and music in relation to values, morality and human emotion.
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  40. On Popular Music in Postcolonial Theory.Robin James - 2005 - Philosophia Africana 8 (2):171-187.
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  41. Divinity, Creativity and Humanity in Yoruba Aesthetics.Babatunde Laval - 2005 - Literature & Aesthetics 15 (1):161-174.
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  42. The Southern African San and Their Rock Art.J. D. Lewis-Williams - 2005 - Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 60 (2):139-146.
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  43. Hegel in African Literature: Achebe’s Answer.Ngugi wa Thiong’O. & Eunice Njeri Sahle - 2004 - Diogenes 51 (2):63-67.
    There are three facets to the colonial project: a practice, a body of knowledge, and mental engineering. The third is the result of colonialism as text, for such a text bolsters the minds behind colonizing practices and is simultaneously a prison house for the minds of the colonized. The battle between the colonial text and its dialectical opposite, the anti-colonial text, is central to decolonization. Hegel and Achebe are shown to exemplify this struggle.
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  44. Beauty and Culture: Perspectives in Black Aesthetics: An Introduction to African and African Diaspora Philosophy of Art.John Ayotunde Isola Bewaji - 2003 - Spectrum Books.
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  45. Nationalists and Nomads. Essays on Francophone African Literature and Culture. By Christopher L. Miller.M. A. Majumdar - 2003 - The European Legacy 8 (6):822-822.
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  46. Music in the Black Atlantic.Albert Mosley - 2003 - Philosophia Africana 6 (1):23-30.
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  47. Criticism, Theory and Ideology in African Literature.Olu Obafemi - 2003
  48. Es'kia: Education, African Humanism & Culture, Social Consciousness, Literary Appreciation.Es'kia Mphahlele & Ezekiel Mphahlele - 2002
    "The essays and public addresses of scholar, teacher, philosopher, and activist Es'kia Mphahlele are presented in this collection spanning 40 years of recent African history. The intellectual and distinctly South African perspective exhibited in these writings is enriched by humor and autobiographical anecdotes. Subjects addressed include African literature and literary criticism, education in a democratic South Africa, relations between Africans and African Americans, negritude, African identity, and African humanism. A critical introduction, full biography, bibliography, and brief synopsis of each essay (...)
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  49. African Aesthetics.Rowland Abiodun - 2001 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 35 (4):15-24.
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  50. Barry Hallen, The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful: Discourse About Values in Yoruba Culture Reviewed By.Bruce B. Janz - 2001 - Philosophy in Review 21 (5):337-339.
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