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Title Africa every day : fun, leisure, and expressive culture on the continent / edited by Oluwakemi M. Balogun, Lisa Gilman, Melissa Graboyes, Habib Iddrisu
Imprint Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2019]

Series Ohio university research in international studies, Africa series ; no. 94
Research in international studies. Africa series ; no. 94.
Subject Leisure -- Africa.
Popular culture -- Africa.
Africa -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Africa -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
Alt Name Balogun, Oluwakemi M.,
Gilman, Lisa, 1969-
Graboyes, Melissa,
Iddrisu, Habib,
Description 1 online resource (xii, 371 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Summary "Africa Every Day presents an exuberant, thoughtful, and necessary counterpoint to the prevailing emphasis in introductory African studies classes on war, poverty, corruption, disease, and human rights violations on the continent. These challenges are real and deserve sustained attention, but this volume shows that adverse conditions do not prevent people from making music, falling in love, playing sports, participating in festivals, writing blogs, telling jokes, making videos, playing games, eating delicious food, and finding pleasure in their daily lives. Across seven sections-Celebrations and Rites of Passage; Socializing and Friendship; Love, Sex, and Marriage; Sports and Recreation; Performance, Language, and Creativity; Technology and Media; and Labor and Livelihoods-the accessible, multidisciplinary essays in Africa Every Day address these creative and dynamic elements of daily life, without romanticizing them. Ultimately, the book shows that forms of leisure and popular culture in Africa are best discussed in terms of indigenization, adaptation, and appropriation rather than the static binary of European/foreign/global and African. Most of all, it invites readers to reflect on the crucial similarities, rather than the differences, between their lives and those of their African counterparts"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Hosting a first haircutting in Diégo Suarez, Madagascar / Erin Nourse -- Eku'n-Ìyàwo': African Bridal Showers in Yorubaland / Victoria Abiola Ayodokun and Joseph Osuolale Ayodokun -- Funeral swag: a celebration of death in Urban Zambia / Prince F.M. Lamba -- Beyond religion: food, decoration, and songs of Egyptian Feasts / Hadeer Aboelnagah -- New Year's Eve in Niamey, Niger / Scott M. Youngstedt -- Tank Park's children: recreational activities of Namibian children in Oranjemund during the 1980s / Martha Ndakalako-Bannikov -- "Have you been to all the malls?" the new mall scene in Botswana / Deborah Durham -- Sociality, money, and the making of masculine privilege in Nigerian sports clubs / Daniel Jordan Smith -- "Let's turn it up": TGIF and the effervescent night life in Nigeria / Omotoyosi Babalola -- Young love: dancing by the light of the moon in Tanzania / Dorothy L. Hodgson -- Love, play, and sex: polyamory and the hidden pleasures of everyday life in Kaoko, Northwest Namibia / Steven Van Wolputte -- Love in and after war: courtship (Cuna) in Rural Acoliland, Northern Uganda / Lara Rosenoff Gauvin -- "Where are ll the women who used to be good athletes in their school days?": sports, gender, and leisure in English-speaking Cameroon, 1960s-1970s / Jacqueline-Bethel Tchouta Mougoue' -- "We are building the new Nigeria": Lagos, boys' clubs, and leisure, 1945-1960 / Michael Gennaro -- Leisure, resistance, and identity formation amongst people with disabilities in Ghana / Issahaku Adam and Akwasi Kumi-Kyereme -- Bits and beats from Senegalese wrestling / Cheikh Tidiane Lo -- Sheng: expressivity, creativity, and rebellion in Nairobi / Mokaya Bosire -- The Journal Rappé: "edutaining" the youth through Senegalese hip-hop / Maya Angela Smith -- Teeth appear themselves: laughter and humor in East Africa / Alex Perullo and James Nindi -- Chilimika: dancing in the New Year in the Nkhata Bay district of Malawi / Lisa Gilman -- Portrait of a playful man: Mustafa, master of Mapiko / Paolo Israel -- Mobile Malawi and everyday handsets / John Fenn -- Meeting up at the movies in Tanzania / Laura Fair -- Retelling the world in KiSwahili-revisiting the practice of film translation in Tanzania / Birgit Englert with Nginjai Paul Moreto -- The listeners' city: radio, Congolese rumba and the appropriation of urban space in the Belgian Congo in the 1950s / Charlotte Grabli -- Mechanical expression in a broken world: repair, fun, and everyday life in Tanzanian Garages / Joshua Grace -- Male friendship and the writing life in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania / Emily Callaci -- Work and happiness: songs of indigenous Ghanaian fisherman / Eric Debrah Otchere -- Leisure at the edge of legality: cannabis in 20th Century Swaziland & South Africa / Bill McCoy
Note Description based on print version record
ISBN 9780896805064 (electronic bk.)
0896805069 (electronic bk.)
9780896803237 (hardcover)
0896803236 (hardcover)
9780896803244 (paperback)
0896803244 (paperback)
OCLC # 1138875585
Additional Format Print version: Africa every day. Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2019] 9780896803237 (DLC) 2019028624 (OCoLC)1107804766

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