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Story, Medium and Masque

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ISBN 10 : WISC:89094748464
Pages : 1468 pages
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Mother Is Gold, Father Is Glass

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ISBN 10 : 9780253004888
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Mother Is Gold, Father Is Glass PDF Full Free by Lorelle D. Semley and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2010-11-29 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lorelle D. Semley explores the historical and political meanings of motherhood in West Africa and beyond, showing that the roles of women were far more complicated than previously thought. While in Kétu, Bénin, Semley discovered that women were treasurers, advisors, ritual specialists, and colonial agents in addition to their more familiar roles as queens, wives, and sisters. These women with special influence made it difficult for the French and others to enforce an ideal of subordinate women. As she traces how women gained prominence, Semley makes clear why powerful mother figures still exist in the symbols and rituals of everyday practices.


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Critical Theory and Performance

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ISBN 10 : 0472064584
Pages : 468 pages
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Odun

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ISBN 10 : 9789042026803
Pages : 337 pages
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Download Odun PDF Full Free by Cristina Boscolo and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2009-01 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A poetic 'voice' scans the rhythm of academic research, telling of the encounter withodún; then the voice falls silent. What is then raised is the dust of a forgotten academic debate on the nature of theatre and drama, and the following divergent standpoints of critical discourses bent on empowering their own vision, and defining themselves, rather, as counterdiscourses. This, the first part of the book: a metacritical discourse, on the geopolitics (the inherent power imbalances) of academic writing and its effects onodún, the performances dedicated to the gods, ancestors, and heroes of Yorùbá history.Butodún: where is it? and what is it? And the 'voice'? The many critical discourses have not really answered these questions. In effect,odún is many things. To enable the reader to see these, the study proceeds with an 'intermezzo': a frame of reference that setsodún, the festival, in its own historico-cultural ecoenvironment, identifying the strategies that inform the performance and constitute its aesthetic. It is a 'classical' yet, forodún, an innovative procedure. This interdisciplinary background equips the reader with the knowledge necessary to watch the performance, to witness its beauty, and to understand the 'half words'odún utters.And now the performance can begin. The 'voice' emerges one last time, to introduce the second section, which presents two case studies. The reader is led, day by day, through the celebrations –odún edì, Morèmi's story, and its realization in performance; then confrontation by the masks of the ancestors duing odún egúngún (particularly as held in Ibadan). The meaning ofodún becomes clearer and clearer.Odún is poetry, dances, masks, food, prayer. It is play (eré) and belief (ìgbàgbó). It is interaction between the players (both performers and spectators). It is also politics and power. It contains secrets and sacrifices. It is a reality with its own dimension and, above all, as the quintessential site of knowledge, it possesses the power to transform. In short, it is a challenge – a challenge that the present book and its voices take up.


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Arts of Being Yoruba

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ISBN 10 : 9780253026729
Pages : 226 pages
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African Folktales

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ISBN 10 : 9780307803191
Pages : 384 pages
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Print Culture and the First Yoruba Novel

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ISBN 10 : 9789004229969
Pages : 439 pages
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Download Print Culture and the First Yoruba Novel PDF Full Free by Karin Barber and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2012-06-01 with total page 439 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume presents an edition and translation of I.B. Thomas's pioneering work, "The Life-Story of Me, Segilola", first published as a series of realistic letters to a local Lagos newspaper in 1929-30, but now acclaimed as the first Yoruba novel.


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Landscapes, Sources and Intellectual Projects of the West African Past

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ISBN 10 : 9789004380189
Pages : 537 pages
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Performativity and Performance

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ISBN 10 : 9781135207564
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Performativity and Performance PDF Full Free by Andrew Parker and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-11-05 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the age of Aristotle to the age of AIDS, writers, thinkers, performers and activists have wresteled with what "performance" is all about. At the same moment, "performativity"--a new concept in language theory--has become a ubiquitous term in literary studies. This volume grapples with the nature of these two key terms whose traces can be found everywhere: in the theatre, in the streets, in philosophy, in questions of race and gender, and in the sentences we speak.


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At the Crossroads

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ISBN 10 : 9781847012227
Pages : 314 pages
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The Generation of Plays

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0253216176
Pages : 516 pages
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Download The Generation of Plays PDF Full Free by Karin Barber and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2003-03-21 with total page 516 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the 1980s, Yoruba popular theatre has virtually disappeared due to radio, TV and other mass media in Nigeria. This is the personal account of a theatre worker on tour with the Oyin Adejobi Company. Drawing on archives, interviews and transcribed plays, she describes a successful Yoruba drama.


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Gẹlẹdẹ

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ISBN 10 : 0253325692
Pages : 356 pages
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Download Gẹlẹdẹ PDF Full Free by Henry John Drewal and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1983 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ..". an exceptionally rich source for all those interested in symbolic, religious or social studies." -- Tribus ..". an excellent book... fascinating to read." -- Research in African Literatures ..". a volume that establishes the standards by which future works on the masked festivals of the Yoruba and other Sub-Saharan African peoples will be judged." -- African Arts ..". the most sophisticated art historical analysis of a single African aesthetic tradition." -- Tribal Arts Review


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Ewe Comic Heroes (RLE Folklore)

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ISBN 10 : 9781317551737
Pages : 294 pages
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Download Ewe Comic Heroes (RLE Folklore) PDF Full Free by Zinta Konrad and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-02-11 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The trickster character is prominent in the cultural, particularly narrative, traditions of many different peoples throughout the world. Comic and serious, stupid and clever, benevolent and evil, winner and loser, the trickster is a study in contradictions. The trickster cannot be pigeonholed, for he does not fit into any neat categories or definitions. This study, first published in 1994, aims to give the reader the opportunity to experience in some small measure the dynamic and exciting dramatic oral narrative performances of the Ewe people of West Africa.


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Yoruba Ritual

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ISBN 10 : 9780253112736
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Yoruba Ritual PDF Full Free by Margaret Thompson Drewal and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1992-03-22 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Yoruba peoples of southwestern Nigeria conceive of rituals as journeys -- sometimes actual, sometimes virtual. Performed as a parade or a procession, a pilgrimage, a masking display, or possession trance, the journey evokes the reflexive, progressive, transformative experience of ritual participation. Yoruba Ritual is an original and provocative study of these practices. Using a performance paradigm, Margaret Thompson Drewal forges a new theoretical and methodological approach to the study of ritual that is thoroughly grounded in close analysis of the thoughts and actions of the participants. Challenging traditional notions of ritual as rigid, stereotypic, and invariant, Drewal reveals ritual to be progressive, transformative, generative, and reflexive and replete with simultaneity, multifocality, contingency, indeterminacy, and intertextuality. Throughout the book prominence is given to the intentionality of actors as knowledgeable agents who transform ritual itself through play and improvisation. Integral to the narrative are interpolations about performances and their meanings by Kolawole Ositola, a scholar of Yoruba oral tradition, ritual practitioner, diviner, and master performer. Rich descriptions of rituals relating to birth, death, reincarnation, divination, and constructions of gender are rendered all the more vivid by a generous selection of field photos of actual performances.


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Yoruba Trickster Tales

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ISBN 10 : 0803286112
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Yoruba Trickster Tales PDF Full Free by Oyekan Owomoyela and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 1997-01-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of twenty-three tales involving Aj'ap'a, a tortoise with human traits who has relationships with an assortment of animal and human characters


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Narrating Our Pasts

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ISBN 10 : 0521484634
Pages : 196 pages
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Download Narrating Our Pasts PDF Full Free by Elizabeth Tonkin and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1995-04-13 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using an interdisciplinary approach, Elizabeth Tonkin investigates the construction and interpretation of oral histories.


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I Could Speak Until Tomorrow

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780748699186
Pages : 432 pages
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Download I Could Speak Until Tomorrow PDF Full Free by Karin Barber and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2020-01-19 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study of oriki, or oral praise poetry, which is a major part of both traditional performance and daily Yoruba life.