This volume encompasses over forty years of scholarly research on African art, both traditional and modern, by the anthropologist, Simon Ottenberg, Focus is on the arts ofnthe Afikpo, an Igbo group in southeastern Nigeria and on Bafodea Limba of northern Sierra Leone. The essays discuss art objects and music in the context of their use in performance and ritual, and the symbolism of aesthetic forms and behavior. Stress in the writing is placed on obtaining Africans' conceptions of their own arts blended with Western viewpoints. The writing is based on extensive research in Africa.

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ISBN
: 9781592514426
Author
: Simon Ottenberg, edited by Toyin Falola
Cover
: Paperback
Publisher
: Africa World Press