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Museum for African Art publications
"The Africa Center is built on the extraordinary legacy of the Museum for African Art. Founded in 1984, the Museum for African Art organized nearly 70 exhibitions of historical and contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora in 140 venues spread across 80 cities, 17 countries and 4 continents." They have made these wonderful publications available for reading online (free). [posted: Mar 04, 2004]
Africa Access Review
Online database contains reviews and annotations of over 900 materials on Africa. These critiques and descriptions were written by university professors, librarians, and teachers most of whom have lived in Africa and have graduate degrees in African Studies. Compiled and edited by Brenda Randolph for the Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]
Modern African Art: a basic reading list
Compiled by Janet Stanley, National Museum of African Art Library, Smithsonian Institution Libraries. The reading list gives extensive annotations of each entry, and is being updated continually. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]
African Books Collective
"African Books Collective, founded, owned and governed by African publishers, seeks to strengthen indigenous African publishing through collective action and to increase the visibility and accessibility of the wealth of African scholarship and culture." [posted: Mar 04, 2004]
Indiana University Press: African Studies
African studies books published by the Indiana University Press. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]
StoryPower Books by Meg Lippert
Margaret Lippert is a children's books author and this is her web site. She has written a number of books based on multicultural folk tales, including some based on stories from Liberia. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]
Art and Oracle: African Art and Rituals of Divination
"The 'Art and Oracle' exhibition presented African artifacts created to communicate with ancestors, spirits, and gods in order to obtain insight into human quandaries." The book by Alisa LaGamma, with an essay by John Pemberton III (2000), is a Metropolitan Museum of Art publication. Out of print, MetPublications makes it available as a free download. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]
Genesis: Ideas of Origin in African Sculpture
This exhibit at the Met Museum "seeks to shed light on the act of human creation as a broad and recurrent theme of African art." While the exhibit includes works of 17 distinct African cultures, it "explores in depth the nuanced complexity of one noteworthy classical sculptural form, the ci wara antelope headdress of the Bamana people." The book by Alisa LaGamma, is a Metropolitan Museum of Art publication. Out of print, MetPublications makes it available as a free download. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]
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