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African Folklore: An Encyclopedia (Philip M Peek) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 2003) 9780415939331
African Folklore: An Encyclopedia (Philip M Peek) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 2003) 9780415939331
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Title: African Folklore: An Encyclopedia

Author: Peek, Philip M

Additional Authors or Contributors: Kwesi Yankah (eds)

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2003

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780415939331

Volumes: 1; Pages: 592

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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 300 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.

Table of Contents

Ancestors

Arabic Folk Literature of North Africa

Architecture

Archives of Traditional Music

Banjo: African Roots

Beadwork

Birth and Death Rituals among the Gikuyu

Body Arts: Hair Sculpture

Caribbean Verbal Arts

Children's Folklore: Ndeble Songs

Contemporary Bards: Hausa Verbal Artists

Cosmology

Crowley, Daniel

Decorated Vehicles (Focus on Western Nigeria)

Dialogic Performances: Call and Response in African

Narrating

Dolls and Toys

Dreams

Electronic Media and Oral Traditions

Epics: Liongo Epic of the Swahili

Eritrea

Eshu, the Yoruba Trickster

Evans-Pritchard, E. E.

Evil Eye

Folk Tales

Gender Representation in African Folklore

Gesture in African Oral Narrative

Government Policies Toward Folklore

Greetings: A Case Study from the Kerebe

History and Religious Rituals: Bemba Traditions

Institutional Study of African Folklore

Insults and Ribald Language

Jews of Ethiopia

Joking Relationships

Kenya

Kwanzaa

Libraries

Linguistics and African Verbal Arts

Mancala

Medicine: Overview

Metallurgy and Folklore

Music in Africa: Overview

Myths: Overview

Naming Customs in Africa

Niger

Nsibidi: An Indigenous Writing System

Old Man and Old Woman

Oral Tradition and Oral Historiography

Oratory: Political Oratory and its Use of Traditional Verbal Art

Pidgin and Creole Languages

Popular Culture

Puppetry

Queen Mothers

Radio and Television Dramas

Rastafari: A Marginalized People

Religions: Afro-Brazilian Religions

Rwanda: Tales of Genocide

Santeria in Cuba

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Silence in Expressive Behavior

Songs for Ceremonies

Spirit Possession: Kunda

Superstitions

Textiles: African American Quilts, Textiles, and Cloth Charms

Tongue Twisters, East Africa

Translation

Urban Folklore: The Swahili of Zanzibar

Verbal Arts: African American

Voice Disguisers

Vodou

Witchcraft, Magic and Sorcery

Women's Expressive Culture in Africa

Words and the Dogon

Work Songs

Yards and Gardens: African American Traditions

Zar: Spirit Possession in the Sudan

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