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Displaying Africa Reading List

Africa Displaying / Displaying Africa, 2021/22, Semester 2
Will Rea
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Displaying Africa 

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Annie, Coombes. 1996. Reinventing Africa. New Haven London: Yale University Press.

Apter, Andrew. 2002. "On Imperial Spectacle: The Dialectics of Seeing in Colonial Nigeria." Comparative Studies in Society and History (CUP) 44 (3): 564-596.

Ardouin, Claude, and Emmanuel Arinze. 1995. Museums and the community in West Africa. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press/ James Currey.

Babb , Lawrence. 1981. "Glancing: Visual Interaction in Hinduism." Journal of Anthropological Research 37 (4): 387-401.

Basu, Paul, and Wayne Modest. 2015. Museums, Heritage and International Development. New York London: Routledge.

Campbell , David, and Marcus Power. 2010. "The scopic regimes of Africa." In Observant states: Geopolitics and Visual culture, by Fraser MacDonald and Rachel Hughes . London: IB Taurus.

De Jong, Ferdinand , and Michael Rowlands. 2007. Reclaiming Heritage. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.

Eboreime, Joseph. 2001. "Recontextualising the Horniman's collection of benin Bronzes." In Revisions: New Perspectives on the African collections of the Horniman, by Karel Arnaut. London: Horniman Museum.

Eyo, Ekpo. 1994. "Repatriation of Cultural Heritage: The African Experience ." In Museums and the making of ourselves, by Flora E S Kaplan, 330-350. Leicester: Leicester University Press.   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MH 10/02/2022) 

Gikandi, Simon. 2005. "Africa and the Epiphany of Modernism." In Geomodernisms: Race Modernism, Modernity, translated by Laura Doyle and Laura Winkiel, 31-50. Bloomington: indiana University Press.

Kaplan, Flora Edouwaye. 1994. "Nigerian Museums: envisioning culture as national identity." In Museums and the making of ourselves, by Flora E Kaplan, 45-79. Leicester : Leicester University Press.   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MH 10/02/2022) 

Nooter, Mary H. 1993. "Secrecy: African art that conceals and reveals." African Arts 26 (1): 54-69+102.

Peers, Laura, and Alison K Brown . 2007. "Museums and source communities." In Museums and their communities, by Shiela Watson. London: Routledge.

Picton, John. 1990. "What's in a mask?" Journal of African Languages and Cultures 3 (2): 181-202.

Rea, Will. 2017. "Amodu and the material manifestation of Eegun." In The Inbetweeness of things, by Paul Basu. London: Bloomsbury.

Sarro, Ramon. 2020. "How to do things with secrecy and historical imagination amongst the Baga." Ethnos.

Shelton, Anthony. 2000. "Curating African Worlds." Journal of Museum Ethnography 12: 5-20.

Strother, Zoe. 2016/2017. "Breaking juju; Breaking trade." RES 67/68.

Strother, Zoe. 2013. "Looking for Africa in Carl Eisenteins Negerplastik." African Arts 46 (4): 8-21.


Achille Mbembe – African in the new Century

Strother, Zoe. 2013. "Looking for Africa in Carl Eisenteins Negerplastik." African Arts 46 (4): 8-21.


Silva, Olabasi, (1996), africa 95: Cultural Celebration or Colonialism?  Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Number 4, Spring 1996 pp 30-35


Van Leyden, Nancy (1996), Africa95: A critical assessment of the exhibition at the Royal Academy Cahiers d’etudes africaines, volume 36, issue 141-142 pp 237-241


Binder, Lisa M. (2007), Location, Location, Location!: Contemporary African Art and the Politics of Representation Museological Review, Issue 12: 2007 pp 42-50 [online] (Annie 1996)tudies/documents/museologicalreview/MR-12-2007.pdf

Elisofon E & W Fagg, 1957: The Sculpture of Africa 

Fagg W, 1960: Nigerian Tribal Art

Tythacott, Louise. “The African Collection at Liverpool Museum.” African Arts, vol. 31, no. 3, UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center, 1998, pp. 18–94


Picton J, 1992: Desperately seeking Africa, N Y 1991,Oxford Art Journal, 15, 2, pp 104 112


Picton, John. "In vogue, or the flavour of the month: the new way to wear black," Third text: Third World perspectives on contemporary art & culture (London) 23: 89-98, summer 1993. illus., bibl. refs. NX1.T445 AFA.   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 




This list was last updated on 10/02/2022