restricted access   Volume 31, Number 4, Winter 2000

Table of Contents

From: Research in African Literatures

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Special Issue: Poetics of African Art

Notes on Contributors

pp. 180-181



pp. 1-7

African Verbal Arts and the Study of African Visual Aesthetics

pp. 8-20

From Bandiagara to Paris: Reflections on the Travels of a Dogon Sign

pp. 21-28

The "Discovery" of the African Mask

pp. 29-47

African Literature and the Traditional Arts: Speaking Art, Molding Theory

pp. 48-62

Wild Animals and Heroic Men: Visual and Verbal Arts in the Sogo bo Masquerades of Mali

pp. 63-75

"Paintings Like Prayers": The Hidden Side of Senegalese Reverse-Glass "Image/Texts"

pp. 76-96

Oral Traditions and Material Culture: An East Africa Experience

pp. 97-103

Aesthetics of Communication: Texts on Textiles ( Leso ) from the East African Coast (Swahili)

pp. 104-124

Portraying a Story: The Narrative Function of the Human Form in Contemporary Art of South Africa

pp. 125-138

The Verbal and the Visual in a Globalizing Context: African and European Connections as an Ongoing Process

pp. 139-154


The Thread of the Story: Two South African Women Artists Talk about Their Work

pp. 155-165

Book Reviews

Museums and Archaeology in West Africa, and: Museums and the Community in West Africa (review)

pp. 166-168

Beauty in Context: Towards an Anthropological Approach to Aesthetics (review)

pp. 168-172

Caribbean Art (review)

pp. 172-173

Black Venus: Sexualized Savages, Primal Fears, and Primitive Narratives in French (review)

p. 174

Imagining Insiders: Africa and the Question of Belonging (review)

pp. 175-177

Les cinemas d'Afrique noire: le regard en question (review)

pp. 177-178