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Women's Songs from West Africa

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<P>Exploring the origins, organization, subject matter, and performance contexts of singers and singing, Women's Songs from West Africa expands our understanding of the world of women in West Africa and their complex and subtle roles as verbal artists. Covering Côte d'Ivoire, the Gambia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and beyond, the essays attest to the importance of women’s contributions to the most widespread form of verbal art in Africa.</P>
<P>Introduction<BR>Women’s Songs and Singing in West Africa: New Perspectives<BR>Thomas A. Hale and Aissata G. Sidikou</P><P>1. Wolof Women Break the Taboo of Sex through Songs <BR>Marame Gueye<BR>2. Jola Kanyalen Songs from the Casamance, Sengeal: From ‘Tradition’ to Globalization Kirsten Langeveld<BR>3. Azna Deities in the Songs of Taguimba Bouzou: A Window on the Visible and Invisible <BR>Boubé Namaïwa<BR>4. Initiation and Funeral Songs from the Guro of Côte d'Ivoire<BR>Ariane Deluz<BR>5. Praises Performances by Jalimusolu in The Gambia<BR> Marloes Janson<BR>6. Music about Feminine Modernity in the Sahara <BR>Aline Tauzin <BR>7. Songs by Wolof Women <BR>Luciana Penna-Diaw <BR>8. A Heroic Performance by Siramori Diabate of Mali<BR>Brahima Camara and Jan Jansen<BR>9. Women’s Tattooing Songs from Kajoor, Senegal<BR>George Joseph<BR>10. Drummed Poems by Songhay-Zarma Women of Niger<BR>Fatima Mounkaïla<BR>11. Space, Language, and Identity in the Palm Tree<BR>Aissata G. Sidikou<BR>12. Bambara Women’s Songs in Southern Mali<BR>Bah Diakité <BR>13. Patriarchy in Songs and Poetry by Zarma Women<BR>Aissata Niandou<BR>14. Muslim Hausa Women’s Songs<BR>Beverly B. Mack <BR>15. Lamentation and Politics in the Sahelian Song<BR>Thomas A. Hale<BR>16. Transformations in Tuareg Tende Singing: Women’s Voices and Local Feminisms<BR>Susan J. Rasmussen<BR>17. Income Strategies of a Jelimuso in Mali and France<BR>Nienke Muurling</P><P>Index<BR>List of Contributors<BR></P>

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Published 02 December 2013
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EAN13 9780253010216
Language English

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