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University of Washington African Studies Program

Overview
Works: 12 works in 25 publications in 2 languages and 276 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Nonfiction films  Short films  Documentary films  Ethnographic films  Filmed performances  Internet videos  Folklore 
Classifications: PR9340, 820
Publication Timeline
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Publications about University of Washington
Publications by University of Washington
Most widely held works by University of Washington
In person--Achebe, Awoonor, and Soyinka at the University of Washington by Chinua Achebe( Book )
3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Kofi Awoonor : songs of the village ( visu )
4 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Ghanaian author Kofi Awoonor speaks of the great influence of the Ewe oral tradition on his work and sings several of the songs of those poets. Reads selections from his own early poetry and discusses the difficult problem of resolving the tensions between his African identity and European culture. Concludes with an interview with Karen Morell focusing on a comparison between the past of the oral tradition and the modern African poet
Northern Edo masking traditions : with Jean M. Borgatti ( visu )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Shows three distinct festival traditions in Nigeria in which masked dancing plays a prominent role
Kofi Awoonor, poetry and comments ( visu )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Ghanaian author Kofi Awoonor reads selections from his works and discusses the experiences which shaped his poetry in Africa in the sixties, in the United States, and in prison in 1976
Swahili gestures : (a dual language production) ( visu )
3 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Sheikh Yahya Ali Omar dramatizes the occasions on which gestures are used in communication in Swahili and shows how the gestures are made
An Ewe folktale : the hunter and the gazelle ( visu )
2 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in Ewe and English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Kofi Awoonor narrates the Ghanaian folktale entitled "The hunter and the gazelle" in the original Ewe language
A Swahili folktale : a dual language production ( visu )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Sauda Mdahoma relates Kibaraka Kibaraka, a Swahili story of a cruel stepmother. She was originally told this tale by her grandmother. Also briefly discusses oral tradition
Beauty and the beast : two Igbo masquerades ( visu )
2 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Dances, etc., performed in masks and on stilts
Atano : river deities of the Akan ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Descriptions using both still and live action shots of the religious ceremonies of the Akan people that relate to the gods of the Tano River in Ghana
Krio folktales : a dual language production ( visu )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
In a setting suggesting an occasion for storytelling to friends in Freetown, Tom Spencer-Walters greets his guests and tells two Krio folktales drawn directly from field recordings
A new Tuesday in Nigeria ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Focuses on marketplaces in Kanuri society in northeastern Nigeria, showing the closing of a traditional village market, the dedication and opening day of a new village market and the changes in the same market nine years later. Also shown are aspects of marketplace development in the nearby city of Maiduguri
Northern Edo masking traditions : Otuo, Okpella, Uzairue ( visu )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jean Borgatti filmed masquerades on a variety of occasions in the northern Edo area of Nigeria. This footage shows three distinct festival traditions in which masked dancing plays a prominent role
 
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Alternative Names
Institute for comparative and foreign area studies
Institute for comparative and foreign area studies Seattle, Wash. African studies program
University of Washington African studies program
University of Washington. Institute for Comparative and Foreign Area Studies. African Studies Program
Languages
English (24)
Ewe (1)
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