Beadwork Links: Aunt Molly's Bead Street bamum Kingdom Art images of a beaded statue of Beadmaking and Beadwork Throughout africa; Beadwork of colorFUL photo essay of these indigenous people of Nepal http://home.flash.net/~mjtafoya/links/blinkart.htm
Extractions: The History and Mystery of Belly Dance This general style of female solo interpretive dance is known and appreciated all over the Arab world including Northern Africa. There is no formal choreography but instead a variety of characteristic movements with which to interpret the music and show mastery of the rhythm. In the villages of northern Africa, most women dance as a social activity, at weddings for example, in all-female groups. The character of this sensual dance style is different in the big cities; particularly in Egypt where the dance has reached its most highly developed form. Top dancers achieve the status of movie stars because of the prominence of the entertainment industry. Through discussion, slides and demonstration, Ms. Siegel, as "Habiba" will trace the long history of this dance. Attend this fascinating lecture and find out for yourself the skills needed for authentic belly dance. Ms. Barbara Siegel
Taj Mahal Books William M. and L. Jan Slikkerveer (editors), indigenous Knowledge and GIFT A BEADED SCULPTURE FROM THE bamum KINGDOM, CAMEROON Schieffelin, HM, PEOPLE OF africa. http://www.indusbook.com/cgi-bin/indus/scan/mp=keywords/se=Africa/st=sql/ml=1000
Extractions: Abucar, Mohamed H. Post-Colonial Society : The Algerian Struggle for Econcomic, Social, and Political Change, 1965-1990 Adams, William M. and L. Jan Slikkerveer (editors) Indigenous Knowledge and Change in African Agriculture Afshar, Haleh, Editor. Women, State, and Ideology : Studies from Africa and Asia Akeley, Mary L. Jobe Carl Akeley's Africa : The Account of the Akeley-Eastman-Pomeroy African Hall Expedition of the American Museum of Natural Histo Allan, J. A., Editor LIBYA SINCE INDEPENDENCE: ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT Amara, Hamid Ait and Bernard Founou-Tchuigoua, editors African Agriculture : The Critical Choices American Association for the Advancement of Science Sub-Saharan Africa Program Malaria and Development in Africa; A Cross-Sectoral Approach Anthony, John TUNISIA: A PERSONAL VIEW OF A TIMELESS LAND Badran, Margot and Miriam Cooke, Editors Feminists, Islam and Nation : Gender and the Making of Modern Egypt Bannister, Anthony and Peter Johnson Namibia : Africa;s Harsh Paradise
Extractions: Print/Download PDF [ Instructions: Print/Download PDF] And Palm Wine Will Flow INTRODUCTION And Palm Wine Will Flow th and early 20 th I use the term imagination to argue that the emphasis on regal power typifying African American conceptions of traditional African leadership and society are not based entirely on historical or archeological facts about African nations. DIASPORAL IMAGINATION On some accounts, it would seem integral to the reconstruction of African identity to recreate systems of hierarchical governance. The importance of royalty and status of various forms can be found, for example, in a press announcement of the Ausar Auset Society for the 25 th TRADITIONAL GOVERNANCE AND DEMOCRACY The choice of a leader was politically charged and if contestation arose, many traditional African cultures employed ritual checks and balances for resolving conflicts, especially those relating to succession issues. Some offices had categorical requirements of gender or age that narrowed the competition. In some cases certain responsibilities fell to the eldest male or youngest female, or choices could be be made between several people of approximately the same age. A prescribed inheritance pattern that connected certain classes or families is sometimes required. For example, Tangwa describes a particular strategy where the leader is chosen from a committee comprised of distinct gender and class representatives.
Africa Diaspora Speaks! bamum(Cameroon),. Vai (Liberia),. George Ayittey indigenous african Institutions (1991). Sandra Barnes africa s OgunOld World and New Systems of Thought (1997). http://groups.msn.com/AfricaDiasporaSpeaks/yourwebpage1.msnw
Extractions: var nEditorialCatId = 150; MSN Home My MSN Hotmail Shopping ... Money Web Search: var zflag_nid="346"; var zflag_cid="27"; var zflag_sid="4"; var zflag_width="728"; var zflag_height="90"; var zflag_sz="14"; Groups Groups Home My Groups Language ... Help Africa Diaspora Speaks! AfricaDiasporaSpeaks@groups.msn.com What's New Join Now Messages Pictures ... Despite eurocentric strategies of disinformation, Africans developed knowledge systems of their own in the pre-colonial era. Some survived into the post-colonial era, despite various forms of colonial intimidation. In the case of writing, the use of specific scripts was often confined to the priestly hierarchy. Africans in various parts of the continent developed a wide range of symbols and motifs for communicating various ideas and concepts. The variety of writing material used in some parts of the continent, historically, reflects the complex history of Africa's writing systems which in the past were in scribed on materials such as parchment, papyrus, leather, skin, fabric, sand, clay, and metal more extensively in some parts of the continent than others. Among
Raymond Aaron SILVERMAN Images from bamum German Colonial Photography at the Islam and Art in West africa. Metropolitan Museum and Culture The Rights of indigenous People to Their http://www.olats.org/africa/participants/silverman.shtml
Extractions: Thesis: "The Northern Factor in Asante Art." B.A. (summa cum laude) Art History. University of California, Los Angeles. June 1975. Areas of general interest Arts of sub-Saharan Africa, African Diaspora, Native North America, Oceania, Islam, pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, 20th century Mexico; aesthetic dimensions of culture evolution; art and religion. Primary research interest Interaction between sub-Saharan West Africa and the cultures of the Islamic Middle East and the West; Ethiopian aesthetic tradition. Employment history Interim Chair, Department of Art. Michigan State University. Summer 1999 to present. Coordinator, Museum Studies Program. Michigan State University. Summer 1999 to present.
Extractions: These later impacted heavily on the societies of Western Asia and the Mediterranean world in particular, and were thereafter elaborated into distinct but ultimately related systems. Now referred to as "religion", these psycho-spiritual systems have profoundly affected humanity´s general way of being; its moral, social and transcendental "software". The distinction between that termed "religion" and that termed "spirituality" is a recent development, incompatible with the ancient archetype. It is ultimately an extension of the tendency to compartmentalise; a quest to satisfy the individual ego. In the final analysis, they converge; one pertains to the inner and the other to the outer form of the same reality. Both the personal and social dimensions of transcendence were deemed necessary to group cohesion.
Nordstrom The indigenous curators of the print selection will have worked example Christaud M. Geary, Images from bamum German Colonial Other peoples Bodies, Lives http://wwwmcc.murdoch.edu.au/ReadingRoom/6.2/Nordstrom.html
Extractions: vol. 6 no 2 (1991) Edited by John Richardson From its beginnings, photography has been envisioned and utilised as a purveyor of vicarious experience equivalent to presence. Possession of a photograph was regularly confounded with possession of its subject, and it is not surprising that the camera was almost immediately turned on the new worlds and peoples amongst which Europe and the United States were building empires. As early as the 1850s, photographers were going out from the centres of photography's invention to capture what they perceived as the exotic and savage and bring it back for study and sale in the places where anthropology was in its infancy. It is no coincidence that photographs, which, by their de-contextualising nature, encourage the perception of specific and individualised subjects as generic types, played a significant role in anthropology's construction of the cultural Other, its definitive subject matter. Not only photographs made with ethnographic intent, but commercial novelties, pornography, travel souvenirs, military documentation and amateur snapshots were collected, catalogued and conserved by museums of anthropology, ethnology, natural history and folklore. Photographs, along with collections of objects and the written texts of travellers, missionaries and, somewhat later, field researchers, became the stuff that the sciences of the Other were made of - indeed were constructed into the Other itself.
Search For Books: S A Beaded Sculpture from the bamum Kingdom, Cameroon of Change in a Ghanaian indigenous Knowledge System. Material Culture Black Kingdoms, Black peoples The West http://bookstore.africanartbooks.us/search_s.htm
African Studies Center | Publications | Index and German Colonial Politics in the bamum Kingdom (Cameroon of North Pare, Tanzania indigenous Conservation, Local A Narrative History of People and Forests http://www.bu.edu/africa/publications/index/indextopic.html
Extractions: CENTER PUBLICATIONS BY MAJOR TOPIC Agriculture Arts/Art History Development Education ... Women And Gender African Studies Center publications series listed here are intended to highlight the research of scholars affiliated with Boston University or the work of other scholars presented at Boston University. Note: These entries are listed alphabetically by title within each topic Explanation of code numbers (used for ordering): AH WP, and AAIC refer to article-length papers in Discussion Papers in the African Humanities (AH), Working Papers of the African Studies Center (WP), and African-American Issues Center Papers (AAIC). ARS refers to a paperback monograph in the African Research Studies. AFDOC refers to a book in the African Historical Documents series.
African Studies Center | Publications | Index The bamum TwoFigure Throne Additional Evidence, WP A Narrative History of People and Forests Between of North Pare, Tanzania indigenous Conservation, Local http://www.bu.edu/africa/publications/index/indexauthor.html
Extractions: CENTER PUBLICATIONS BY AUTHOR A B C D ... Z African Studies Center publications series listed here are intended to highlight the research of scholars affiliated with Boston University or the work of other scholars presented at Boston University. Explanation of code numbers (used for ordering): AH ILE WP, and AAIC refer to article-length papers in Discussion Papers in the African Humanities ( AH ), Working Papers of the African Studies Center ( WP ), Issues in Language Education ( ILE ), and African-American Issues Center Papers (AAIC). ARS refers to a paperback monograph in the African Research Studies. AFDOC refers to a book in the African Historical Documents series. BUPA refers to an edited book in the series Boston University Papers on Africa. A Adam, Hussein M. 1993. Militarism and Warlordism: Rethinking the Somali Political Experience
Andrew Nfamewih Aseh of the Nso people (Banadzem 1996), the bamum (Tardits, 1996 The choice is with African peoples themselves to either expand their indigenous worldview in http://www.codesria.org/Links/Home/Abstracts Ga 6-11/Religion_Aseh.htm
Extractions: ABSTRACT This paper examines how a religious system can orientate Community focus towards achieving practical goals of daily existence. Since African Traditional Religion is also a political system, its main features will be examined in the light of economic and political organisation, social stability, the exploration of nature, and technology, factors all of which if coupled with ideology can bring about the type of change that can induce the spirit of self-sustainability. I will, therefore, verify and propose how the development of this religion, which has never produced any religious controversy (Mbiti1975:15) into what Alan Evans (1991) calls "Social Gospel" and how this can promote sentiments of collective unity and the psychology of economic enterprise. Its applicability as a knowledge system within the post-modernist African social structure will also be versified. This is particularly relevant in an era where new loyalties, foreign beliefs and practices have divided families and communities, fragmented the moral base of the African social system, weakened the people and have rendered the society porous and susceptible to extraneous influences. The basic question I am thriving to answer is that of how African Traditional Religion can contribute in the development of African especially South of the Sahara.
Review Of African Crossroads- JAH 1998 focus on specific kingdoms and peoples to elucidate but to explain it through indigenous categories. bamum adoption of Germanstyle military dress demonstrated http://lucy.ukc.ac.uk/dz/xroads/vernick.html
THE VIRTUAL INSTITUTE OF GRASSFIELDS STUDIES them are intimately familiar with the peoples they have mid1902) of the spectacular neighbouring kingdom of bamum. of Human Sciences, mostly indigenous to the http://lucy.ukc.ac.uk/dz/grassfields.html
Extractions: The Kaberry Research Centre KRC ), Bamenda, Cameroon has recently published the volume: Volume I Edited by Patrick Mbunwe-Samba Paul N. Mzeka Mathias L. Niba Clare Wirmum See: CONTENTS Preface Patrick Mbunwe-Samba Introduction Dr Mathias L. Niba Rituals of Initiation: Paul N. Mzeka the Nso' case A Case-Study of the Patrick Mbunwe-Samba Wimbum Ethnic Group Rites of Passage Dr Joseph Banadzem among the Yamba Birth, Childhood Dr Mathias L. Niba and Adolescence: the case of Bafut Initiation and Rites John Koyela Fokwang of Passage: the case of Bali-Nyonga The case of the Oshie Isaac Akenji Ndambi Clan in Momo Division Delivery and Naming Sam N. Wambeng in Oku Rites of Passage and Dr Clare Wirmum Incorporation in Bamunka, Mezam Division Initiation and Rites John Koyela Fokwang of Passage in Aghem, Menchum Division Rites of Passage in Kom Jerome Nsom Rites of Passage: Isaac Akenji Ndambi the case of Moghamo (Batibo) Naming and Initiation Sali Django and Rites: the Fulani case Paul N. Mzeka
Michael Stevenson Fine Art dispersal of groups of indigenous people all make take responsibility to reinterpret images of Native peoples. C. Geary, Images from bamum German colonial http://www.michaelstevenson.com/books/html/lens.htm
Extractions: This selection of fifty compelling photographs of people from south and east Africa offers an opportunity to re-evaluate the colonial photography of these regions. During this era, indigenous subjects usually struggled to retain their dignity and composure in the exploitative lens of the European traveller, tourist, scientist and commercial photographer. In those instances when the sitter's humanity survived the racial prejudices and technology of the time, the images often transcend their role as historical records and can be seen as provocative and poignant works of art. The photographs chosen for inclusion are from the authors' own collection and most of them have never been published before. Each is reproduced on a double-page spread accompanied by captions that often provide new information about the photographers and the subjects. An introductory essay, which contextualises the practice of photography in south and east Africa during this period, is illustrated with full-page details from the selected photographs.
Zentrum Für Afrikastudien Basel of two photographs taken in Cameroon bamum early in in West africa and the portrayal of indigenous people and culture , History in africa , 1993, pp. http://www.unibas-zasb.ch/redakteure/jenkins/mitarbeiter_e.php
Extractions: Pensionierung und Rückzug von der Funktion als Archivar der mission 21 und als Dozent für Afrikanische Geschichte an der Universität Basel. Dozent für Afrikanische Geschichte, Universität Basel Co-Leitung (mit Barbara Frey Näf) des Projektes für Konservierung und Erschliessung historischer Fotografien des Archivs der Basler Mission. Wissenschaftspreis des Kantons Basel-Stadt Bibliothekar und Archivar (Archivar seit 1980) der Basler Mission (jetzt: mission 21) als Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter. Tätigkeit im Erwachsenenbildungsprogramm der im Aufbau befindlichen c. Dozent für Geschichte an der Universität Ghana Assistant Resident Tutor am Institute of Public Education an der Universität Ghana (Organisation von Einrichtungen für die Teilzeit-Studierende im Zentrum von Accra). Studium von Geschichte und Pädagogik an der Universität Cambridge (Christ's College). geboren in Sunderland/GB