African Folklore: An Encyclopedia

African Folklore: An Encyclopedia

By: Kwesi Yankah (editor), Philip M. Peek (editor)Hardback

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Africans in the United Kingdom; Africans in the USA; Akan/Ashanti; Algeria; Ancestors; Angola; Animals in African Folklore; Arabic Folk Literature of North Africa; Architecture; Archives of Traditional Music; Astronomy; Bamana; Banjo: African Roots; Bao; Bascom, William; Basketry, African; Basketry, African American; Beadwork; Benin; Birth and Death Rituals among the Gikuyu; Blacksmiths: Dar Zaghawa of the Sudan; Blacksmiths: Mande of Western Africa; Body Arts: African American Arts of the Body; Body Arts: Body Decoration in Africa; Body Arts: Hair Sculpture; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Callaway, Bishop Henry; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Cardinal Directions; Caribbean Verbal Arts; Carnivals and African American Cultures; Cartoons; Central African Folklore; Central African Republic; Ceramics; Ceramics and Gender; Chad; Chief; Children's Folklore: Iteso Songs of War Time; Children's Folklore: Kunda Songs; Children's Folklore: Ndeble; Classiques Africaines; Color Symbolism: The Akan of Ghana; Comoros; Concert Parties; Congo (Republic of the Congo); Contemporary Bards: Hausa Verbal Artists; Cosmology; Cote d'Ivoire; Cote d'Ivoire, Folklore; Crowley, Daniel; Dance: Overview with a Focus on Namibia; Decorated Vehicles (Focus on Western Nigeria); Democratic Republic of Congo; Dialogic Performances: Call and Response in African Narrating; Diaspora: African Communities in the United Kingdom; Diaspora: African Communities in the United States; Diaspora: African Traditions in Brazil; Diaspora: Sea Islands of the USA; Dilemma Tales; Divination: Household Divination Among the Kongo; Divination: Ifa Divination in Cuba; Divination: Overview; Djibouti; Dolls and Toys; Drama: Anang Ibibio Traditional Drama; Draughts; Dreams; Dress; Drumming: Ewe; Dyula; East African Folklore: Overview; Education: Folklore in Schools; Egypt; Electronic Media and Oral Traditions; Epics: Liongo Epic of the Swahili; Epics: Overview; Epics: West African Epics; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Eshu, the Yoruba Trickster; Esthetics: Baule Visual Arts; Ethiopia; Evans-Pritchard, E. E.; Evil Eye; Festivals: Mutomboko Festival of the Lunda; Films on African Folklore; Folk Tales; Foodways: Cattle and Sorghum Grain in Jie Cosmology; Foodways: Yoruba Food Vendors; French Study of African Folklore; Frobenius, L.; Gabon; Gambia, The; Gender Representation in African Folklore; German Study of African Folklore; Gesture in African Oral Narrative; Ghana; Gossip and Rumor; Gourds: Their Uses and Decorations; Government Policies Toward Folklore; Greetings: A Case Study from the Kerebe; Griaule, Marcel; Griots and Griottes; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Healing and Spirit Possession in Sao Tome and Principe; Hero; Hero in Sukuma Prose Narratives; Herskovits, Melville J.; History and Cultural Identity: The Chokwe; History and Folklore: The Luba; History and Religious Rituals: Bemba Traditions; Housing, African American Traditions; Hunting: Aka Net Hunting; Identity and Folklore: The Kunda; Ideophones; Indian Ocean

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  • ISBN13: 9780415939331
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 632
  • ID: 9780415939331
  • weight: 1644
  • ISBN10: 041593933X

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