Imagine Africa, is a book written from the heart of a young African man who desires to see a better Africa. The book highlights some of the current social and political issues that shape the present day Africa and how it affects the future of the continent. To the outsider, Imagine Africa aims to give a fresh perspective and image of Africa and to the African person this book intends to trigger something fresh in the mind to begin dreaming and imagining a better Africa and not just dreaming but working towards it.
Imagine Africa is a childrens ballad of love told by the members of an African American family. Each family member reveals their admiration for one another in this rhythmic tale. Their imaginations turn their everyday lives into a brilliant African setting. Enjoy the pride and love that exudes from the illustrations and the poetic lines of this charming tale.
Imagine Africa and its theme of "Revolution" is introduced by Georges Lory who opens the collection with his essay, "Poets to your quills, Africa is taking off". Through a collage of poems, essays, fiction, and visual art, Imagine Africa gives us a glimpse of a kaleidoscopic contemporary Africa. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Africa: a continent of mystery, magic, wonder – and stories. It is here our ancestors huddled around the glowing embers of a late-night fire for the first time, and it is here the very first stories were told. Some of these stories are true, of course, but others simply reflect the impressive creativity of the people who live here. Imagine: Africa! challenges the reader to pull up a chair next to an imaginary fireside, sit down, and allow the stories to transport him or her to remote villages, strange people and weird situations. Here you'll find an elephant with a sense of humor, the reason cheetahs have tear streaks down their cheeks, and several dubious characters with an array of scores to settle. An old soldier discovers why he was wounded in the war and an investment banker with a taste for his clients' wives has to face reality. Chinese tourists find a new aphrodisiac, while a woman must decide what to do with her father's murderer.
Through a collage of poems, essays, fiction, conversations, and visual art, Imagine Africa: Volume Three brings together some of the most essential writers, artists, and thinkers of contemporary Africa. Including powerful photographs in color by Zanele Muholi, stills from the films of Jean-Pierre Bekolo, and works of fiction and poetry from nine languages, Imagine Africa: Volume Three offers a glimpse into a kaleidoscopic and vibrant continent. The series is published by Island Position, the literary imprint of the Pirogue Collective - the cultural expression of Senegal's Gorée Institute, which aims to celebrate the diverse voices and imaginations of the continent of Africa and its diaspora. The collective encourages vital dialogue between writers and visual artists from across Africa with those from other parts of the world. Spanning across numerous languages, traditions, and media, Imagine Africa: Volume Three brings together some of the most essential voices and visions of Africa today. Contributors include: • Hassan Hajjaj • Reesom Haile • Chika Unigwe • Isaac O. Delano • Kerry Bystrom • Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa • Breyten Breytenbach • Hassan Ghedi Santur • Alfred Schaffer • Sanmao • Tarek Eltayeb • Diekoye Oyeyinka • Jean-Pierre Bekolo • Kenneth Harrow Translators include: • Nicole Ball • David Ball • Charles Cantalupo • Akin Adesokan • David Brookshaw • Kai Krienke • Sara C. Hanaburgh • Michelle Hutchinson • Mike Fu • Kareem James Abu-Zeid • Bhakti Shringarpure • Abdourahmane Waberi • Zanele Muholi • Jean Senac • Emmanuel Dongala
Spoken Word for the Young Soul is a compilation of poems written to inspire our youth. It discusses the day-to-day issues they deal with, as well as offer them some things to think about with respect to future life decisions. “I hope this book will ignite a desire in you to get your message out there. That it will help you to see Spoken Word poetry as a vehicle for your own voice and social change efforts. It asks that you not let go of your dreams and to stop looking outside yourself for the power to accomplish them. I want this book to encourage you to write, tell your stories, speak your truth, and be your own Power”. Deeci Murphy
"Northrup's highly accessible book breaks through the most common barriers that readers encounter in studying African history. Each chapter takes on a common myth about Africa and explains both the sources of the myth and the research that debunks it. These provocative chapters will promote lively discussions among readers while deepening their understanding of African and world history. The book is strengthened by its incorporation of actors and issues representing the African diaspora and African Americans in particular." —Rebecca Shumway, College of Charleston
This collection derives from a conference held in Pretoria, South Africa, and discusses issues of indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) and the arts. It presents ideas about how to promote a deeper understanding of IKS within the arts, the development of IKS-arts research methodologies, and the protection and promotion of IKS in the arts. Knowledge, embedded in song, dance, folklore, design, architecture, theatre, and attire, and the visual arts can promote innovation and entrepreneurship, and it can improve communication. IKS, however, exists in a post-millennium, modernizing Africa. It is then the concept of post-Africanism that would induce one to think along the lines of a globalized, cosmopolitan and essentially modernized Africa. The book captures leading trends and ideas that could help to protect, promote, develop and affirm indigenous knowledge and systems, whilst also making room for ideas that do not necessarily oppose IKS, but encourage the modernization (not Westernization) of Africa.
Envisioning the Past: Archaeology and the Image is a groundbreaking collection of original essays that brings together archaeologists, art historians and anthropologists to provide new perspectives on the construction of knowledge concerning the antiquity of man. Covers a wide variety of time periods and topics, from the Renaissance and the 18th century to the engravings, photography, and virtual realities of today Questions what we can learn from considering the use of images in the past and present that might guide our responsible use of them in the future Available within the prestigious New Interventions in Art History series, published in connection with the Association of Art Historians.