African Silences

African Silences

African Silences: Senegal, Gambia, Ivory Coast (1978) SEEN FROM THE air west of Cape Verde, at the westernmost point of Africa, in Senegal, the ocean sunrise, clear red-blue, turns an ominous yellow, and the sun itself is shrouded, ...

Author: Peter Matthiessen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448155514

Category: Travel

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African Silences is a spellbinding and sobering journey through Africa’s ravaged wildernesses. In 1978 and again in 1986, Matthiessen travelled through Senegal, Gambia, the Ivory Coast, Zaire and the Central African Republic to examine the fate of West African wildlife. African Silences shows Matthiessen at his best, taking the reader on hair-raising flights over forest and savanna, high-speed dashes by car along dirt roads, and slow journeys by river boat and jungle track, to encounter rare and endangered animals – elephants, gorillas and rhinos amongst them – and the wildlife biologists who study and attempt to protect them.
Categories: Travel

Postcolonial Hauntologies African Women s Discourses of the Female Body

Postcolonial Hauntologies  African Women   s Discourses of the Female Body

tion between these silences and colonial discourses of the African female body. I further take my cue from Pereira in order to analyze the natures of these silences and what is being done to fill them. In specifying earlier that these ...

Author: Ayo A. Coly

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496211897

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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"Postcolonial Hauntologies is an interdisciplinary analysis of critical, literary, visual, and performance texts by women from different parts of Africa. Ayo A. Coly employs the concept of "hauntology" to examine postcolonial silences surrounding the African female body as well as female sexuality in the art of African women"--
Categories: Literary Criticism

Memories and Silences Haunted by Fascism

Memories and Silences Haunted by Fascism

Nevertheless the fifties ' production of films dealing with Africa was not so limited as to justify Brunetta's ... to the African people as subjects in the colonial project and reiterate the kinds of silences that coloured historical ...

Author: Daniela Baratieri

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039118021

Category: History

Page: 364

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Fascist and colonial legacies have been determinant in shaping how Italian colonialism has been narrated in Italy till the late 1960s. This book deals with the complex problem of public memory and discursive amnesia. The detailed research that underpins this book makes it no longer possible to claim that after 1945 there was an absolute and traumatic silence concerning Italy's colonial occupation of North and East Africa. However, the abiding public use of this history confirms the existence of an extremely selective and codified memory of that past. The author shows that colonial discourse persisted in historiography, newspapers, newsreels and film. Popular culture appears intertwined with political and economic interests and the power inscribed in elite and scientific knowledge. While readdressing the often mistaken historical time line that ignores that actual Italian colonial ties did not end with the fall of Fascism, but in 1960 with Somalia becoming independent, this book suggests that a new post Fascist Italian identity was the crucial issue in reappraisals of a national colonial past.
Categories: History

Queer Roots for the Diaspora

Queer Roots for the Diaspora

Whether this has been carried out within or beyond the limits of the stereotype, the identification of homosexuality with the West has helped defend that silence. An “official” history has concealed the reluctance of African writers to ...

Author: Jarrod Hayes

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472053162

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 325

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Uses comparative narratives to explore the dualism between marginalization and the desire for roots within a rooted identity
Categories: Literary Criticism

Thunder and Silence

Thunder and Silence

Throughout Africa the bureaus of the Agence - France Presse and Reuters are run by national bureau chiefs who are French or English . It is rare when the bureau chief in an African country is an African ; most often the bureau heads are ...

Author: Dhyana Ziegler

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 0865432511

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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Categories: Social Science

THE CULTURE OF SILENCE CONTRIBUTES TO PERPETUATING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

THE    CULTURE OF SILENCE    CONTRIBUTES TO PERPETUATING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Spouses in Africa are not free as they are in other societies to decide on their own. What concerns marriage falls under the supervision and decision of the parents and elders of both sides, who reach agreements after much ...

Author: Gabriel Amoateng-Boahen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781503566569

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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This is a unique must-read book. It has a revelation of hidden treasures with bifocal elements of universal need in this generation.
Categories: Social Science

Humor Silence and Civil Society in Nigeria

Humor  Silence  and Civil Society in Nigeria

Review of African Political Economy 33 (110): 665–78. ———. 2006b. ... “State of Travesty: Jokes and the Logic of Socio-Cultural Improvisation in Africa. ... “Introduction: Excess and Abjection in the Study of the African State.

Author: Ebenezer Obadare

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781580465519

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

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An important contribution to the debate on forms of civil society in Africa and elsewhere, and to the global literature on dissent.
Categories: Political Science

An African Trilogy

An African Trilogy

These three classic works represent Matthiessen the naturalist at his finest; written an all-encompassing curiosity and knowledge that brings alive the people, places and wildlife he encounters, and updated with a new introduction by the ...

Author: Peter Matthiessen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448139514

Category: Travel

Page: 384

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During the 1970s and 1980s, Peter Matthiessen took part in a number of expeditions to Africa, witnessing first-hand the continent’s many and diverse peoples and wildlife. The fruits of these journeys are three of the most impressive essays on the natural world of the late twentieth century. The Tree where Man Was Born documents wild landscapes, peoples and animals, observed in a series of journeys in East Africa, from the Sudan, south through Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, exploring the Serengeti, the Maasai Mara, the Ngorongoro crater and the archaeological sites of the Rift Valley. African Silences recounts two expeditions made to West and Central Africa, including Zaire (as it then was), Gabon and the Central African Republic. Sand Rivers describes the Selous game reserve in Southern Tanzania, one of the largest, but least-known refuges for animals left on earth, and provides an unforgettable portrait of this area and the fierce, lonely men who created it. These three classic works represent Matthiessen the naturalist at his finest; written an all-encompassing curiosity and knowledge that brings alive the people, places and wildlife he encounters, and updated with a new introduction by the author.
Categories: Travel

African Silences

African Silences

In this critically acclaimed work Peter Matthiessen explores new terrain on a continent he has written about in two previous books, A Tree Where Man Was Born -- nominated for the National Book Award -- and Sand Rivers.

Author: Peter Matthiessen

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 0613914066

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Examines the harsh political and economic realities that are ravaging Africa and its inhabitants, offering studies of the rare animals faced with extinction and the individuals working to preserve wild Africa
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Appalachia

Appalachia

African Silences chronicles travels the author made during 1978 ( a wildlife survey in Senegal , Gambia , and the Ivory Coast ) and 1986 ( a lengthy , often harrowing , series of flights through central Africa with ecologist David ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015073137799

Category: Appalachian Mountains

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Categories: Appalachian Mountains