Geoffrey Gorer (Author)
In Africa Dances Gorer takes the reader on an odyssey across West Africa, in the company of Feral Benga, one of the great black ballet stars of 1930s Paris. It is a devastating critique of colonial rule, which is shown to be destroying African society just as effectively as Christian missionaries undermine indigenous morality. Africa Dances captures the rich physical and psychological detail of African village life from food and architecture to dance and magic. Gorer witnesses men diving for three-quarters of an hour without coming up for breath, witch-doctors conjuring thunderstorms out of clear blue skies, and chameleon fetishists whose skin changes from a dirty white to almost black. This is a place where if you believe, you can.
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- Contributor: Geoffrey Gorer
- Imprint: Eland Publishing Ltd
- ISBN13: 9781780602141
- Number of Pages: 296
- Packaged Dimensions: 140x216mm
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
- Release Date: 2023-02-23
- Binding: Paperback / softback
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