Africans on Stage

Africans on Stage

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q...engaging, richly illustrated, and well-reserached.... Part anthology, cultural studies, history, journalism and political science, it... manages to consistently engage the reader...q - African Studies Review qLindfors's book shows how the 'edutainment' of the 19th century perpetuated an ignorance of Africa that makes it easy for whites to stay racist and difficult for blacks to gain an accurate and dignified understanding of their heritage.... an unusually strong, readable collection.q a€”Boston Book Review Ethnological show businessa€”that is, the displaying of foreign peoples for commercial and/or educational purposesa€”has a very long history. In the 19th and 20th centuries some of the most interesting individuals and groups exhibited in Europe and America came from Africa, or were said to come from Africa. African showpeople (real as well as counterfeit), managers and impresarios, and the audiences who came to gape are the featured attractions herea€”how they individually and in concert helped to shape Western perceptions of Africans.1910, supposedly of LoBagola singing Yoruba songs, was provided by Alessandro Pezzati in 1995. Yoruba speakers ... Interestingly, Trader Horn also had contact with Deemin in West Africa at an earlier stage (see note 11). 34. ... Dr . Orisdipe Obassa was a leading Lagos physician and cultural nationalist; the Vaughan brothers were involved in a variety of Christian concerns and commercial activities.

Title:Africans on Stage
Author: Bernth Lindfors
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 1999

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