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Art in Eastern Africa

Author: Marion I Arnold
Publisher: Dar es Salaam : Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, 2008.
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"This book, initiated in Africa, is the first in a series in bringing together leading artists, designers and scholars from the East Africa region, illustrating how visually creative people in Eastern Africa expressed themselves in the past through art and artefacts, and how some contemporary artists and designers respond to the world within and beyond Africa. A major education initiative, the book is edited by  Read more...
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Art in Eastern Africa.
Dar es Salaam : Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, 2008
(OCoLC)608549943
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marion I Arnold
ISBN: 9789987449132 9987449131
OCLC Number: 177013845
Description: x, 202 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 31 cm.
Contents: Antiquities in Sudan / Hassan Hussein Idris Ahmed --
The great lakes : a complexity of cultural wellsprings / Felix A. Chami --
Swahili culture and art between Africa and the Indian Ocean / Abdul Sheriff --
Swahili aesthetics : some observations / Farouk Topan --
Mimi kama kanga, nafa na uzuri wangu (I am like a kanga cloth, I die in all my beauty) / Farouque Abdela --
Colstume design in Tanzania : a historical perspective and its implications for contemporary design practice / Ndesumbuka Lamtane Merinyo --
Gourd vessels : women's personal objects / Rose Mwanja --
Pioneer makerere masters / George Kyeyune --
The challenges and successes of women artists in Uganda / Margaret Nagawa --
Wangechi mutu : the extent of your citizenry / Binyavanga Wainaina --
Joga : making reality / Binyavanga Wainaina --
Building Kenyan identities : art education, material culture, indigenous aesthetics and community peace museums / Sultan Somjee.
Responsibility: edited by Marion Arnold.
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"This book, initiated in Africa, is the first in a series in bringing together leading artists, designers and scholars from the East Africa region, illustrating how visually creative people in Eastern Africa expressed themselves in the past through art and artefacts, and how some contemporary artists and designers respond to the world within and beyond Africa. A major education initiative, the book is edited by Marion Arnold, who has written extensively on Southern African art and has many years of university-level teaching experience."--BOOK JACKET.

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