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 African Jews in Western and Central Africa

Edith Bruder

in The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195333565
eISBN:
9780199868889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter surveys various groups in western and central Africa that self-proclaimed a Jewish identity. These include the Zakhor Jews of Timbuktu, Mali; the Igbo of Nigeria; the House of Israel of ... More


Stance in a Colonial Encounter: How Mr. Taylor Lost His Footing

Judith T. Irvine

in Stance: Sociolinguistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331646
eISBN:
9780199867974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331646.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

How can materials from a 19th-century archive shed light on a concept of “stance” that might be useful in sociolinguistic research? Although “stance” has many intellectual genealogies, its ... More


Recovering Igbo Traditions: A Case for Indigenous Women's Organizations in Development

Nkiru Nzegwu

in Women, Culture, and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289647
eISBN:
9780191596698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289642.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Nzegwu examines the status of women in Igbo political structure to determine the reasons for the apathy of modern Igbo women to political activity. Nzegwu then describes the internal structure of one ... More


Becoming African in America: Race and Nation in the Early Black Atlantic, 1760-1830

James Sidbury

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195320107
eISBN:
9780199789009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320107.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The first slaves imported to America did not see themselves as “African” but rather as Temne, Igbo, or Yoruban. This book reveals how an African identity emerged in the late 18th-century Atlantic ... More


“ … unbounded influence over the credulity and superstition of the people … “: Magic as Slavery, Slavery as Magic

Vincent L. Wimbush

in White Men's Magic: Scripturalization as Slavery

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199873579
eISBN:
9780199949595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873579.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 1 provides an analytical framing. It establishes Equiano’s general self-reflexive critical perspective, including the perspective that different worlds represent different epistemologies or ... More


Neil M. Gunn, Chinua Achebe and the Postcolonial Debate

Margery Palmer McCulloch

in Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637744
eISBN:
9780748652143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637744.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The principal fiction texts described in this chapter include Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, and Neil Gunn's novel of the Clearances, Butcher's Broom. Things Fall Apart aims to examine the past ... More


<i>Living in Bondage</i>: Money and Values

Jonathan Haynes

in Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387819
eISBN:
9780226388007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388007.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Living in Bondage opened the market for Nigerian video films. It founded the “get rich quick” theme and the money ritual genre (which remain hallmarks of Nollywood), grafting stories of predatory ... More


Nnebue’s <i>Glamour Girls</i>: Scandalous Women

Jonathan Haynes

in Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387819
eISBN:
9780226388007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388007.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Glamour Girls (1994) was the first Nollywood film in English—a shift that allowed Nollywood to become the national and international giant it quickly became. Kenneth Nnebue, establishing himself as a ... More


The Cultural Epic: Representing the Past

Jonathan Haynes

in Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387819
eISBN:
9780226388007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388007.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

The cultural epic genre is set in the “traditional,” precolonial past. The genre was cofounded by The Battle of Musanga, which conceives of Igbo history in the manner of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall ... More


Crime, Vigilante, and Village Films: Violence and Insecurity

Jonathan Haynes

in Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387819
eISBN:
9780226388007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388007.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

The breakdown of law and order in Nigeria created general terror. A series of scandals linked violence, political power, and occult forces: rumors of money rituals practiced by the elite caused ... More


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