African Folklore: An Encyclopedia
Philip Peek, Kwesi Yankah
Taylor & Francis, Dec 12, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 748 pages
Written by an international team of experts, this is the first work of its kind to offer comprehensive coverage of folklore throughout the African continent. Over 350 entries provide in-depth examinations of individual African countries, ethnic groups, religious practices, artistic genres and numerous other concepts related to folklore.
Featuring original field photographs, a comprehensive index, and thorough cross-references, African Folklore: An Encyclopedia is an indispensable resource for any library's folklore or African studies collection.
Key Features :
* Over 300 cross-referenced entries written by more than 150 scholars, including over 60 international contributors
* Seven regional surveys including maps locating major ethnic groups
* Introduction and commentary on every African nation
* Numerous entries on the African Diaspora, with special emphasis on African-American arts and religion
* Original field photographs
* A detailed filmography of documentary films on Africa
* A catalog of the complete African holdings of the Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University
* Includes a survey of African folklore collections and African Studies Libraries in the USA and Africa, as well as a list of folklore PhDs at U.S. universities
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This one-volume reference provides in-depth coverage of the folklore and customs practiced throughout the vast continent of Africa. The over 300 entries were written by an international group of contributors, including many scholars who live and teach in Africa. Entries include the visual and verbal arts such as dilemma tales and praise poetry, with extensive coverage of many types of musical expression. Also included are essays on material culture, food ways, gender roles, and religious customs, as well as regional surveys and entries on individual countries and ethnic groups. Extensive cross-referencing and bibliographic references enhance the volume's usefulness. Four appendixes provide information on African studies centers and libraries, the sound recording collections at Indiana University, a sample list of dissertations and theses on African folklore at U.S. institutions, and more. Many books include retellings of African folktales, but this reviewer could find no similar reference work. An excellent introduction to African folklore as well as a convenient resource for leading researchers to further study, this is highly recommended for academic and large public libraries with folklore collections.-Eloise R. Hitchcock, Middle Tennessee State Univ. Lib., Murfreesboro ...
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