Culture & the Contemporary African

Culture & the Contemporary African : (a Festschrift for Mai Palmberg)

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Culture and the Contemporary African Edited by Taiwo Oloruntoba-Oju and Kirsten Holst Petersen The contributions in this volume span the globally contested domains of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and aesthetics, with specific reference to Africa. They also cover the key cultural areas of language, literature, music, dance, drama, film and theatre, from different theoretical perspectives. Conceived as a tribute to Mai Palmberg, for her demonstrable commitment to African Studies during her many years of service at the Nordic African Institute, Culture and the Contemporary African provides yet another site for a vibrant discussion of African culture: its definition, its manifestations, its international dimensions, and its future.
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  • Paperback | 404 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 23mm | 513g
  • Sandared
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 9175176823
  • 9789175176826

About Taiwo Oloruntoba-Oju

Contributors This volume comprises contributions by several scholars from various parts of Africa, Europe, Canada and the United States of America. See 'Notes on Contributors'. The Editors Taiwo Oloruntoba-Oju teaches language and literature at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He was a Guest Researcher at the Nordic African Institute under the programme, "Culture Image in and of Africa" anchored by Mai Palmberg. He has also been a fellow of the British Council and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He has authored books and articles and is also a published poet and playwright. Kirsten Holst Petersen is an Associate Professor Emeritus of the University of Roskilde, Denmark. She was also a Guest Researcher at the the Nordic African Institute under the programme, "Culture Image in and of Africa" research programme anchored by Mai Palmberg. She has conducted extensive research on African literature and she is widely published.
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