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Expressions of the Body

Representations in African Text and Image

Charlotte Baker

Contents: Charlotte Baker: Introduction: Expressions of the Body in African Text and Image – Ndubuisi Ezeluomba: Powerful Representations: The Human Body in Eighteenth Century Benin Art – Fetson Kalua: Claiming the Body: Unity Dow’s The Screaming of the Innocent – Serazer Pekerman: The Framed Intimacy of Becoming-Woman: The Representation of the Mutilated Body in Ousmane Sembène’s Moolaadé – Kevin Dumouchelle: Beyond the Body Boundary: Queer(y)ing the Photographs of Rotimi Fani-Kayode and Samuel Fosso – Brenda Schmahmann: Bodily Issues as Subject Matter: Abjection in the Works of Penny Siopis and Berni Searle – Médard Djatou: The ‘Wrong’ Colour? Representations and Perceptions of Albinism among the Bamileke of Western Cameroon – John Masterson: Posing, Exposing, Opposing: Accounting for Contested (Corpo)Realities in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun – Kevin McCarron: The Powerful and the Powerless: African, African American Bodies and Imprisonment – Laura Mann: Breeze from an Open Door: Foreign Spirits, National Bodies and Egyptian Imaginative Resistance – Isabel Hollis: Metamorphoses in Migration: Fawzia Zouari’s Ce pays dont je meurs – Thomas Spreelin MacDonald: Shifting Bodies: Death and the Public Function of Post-Apartheid South African Literature – Heather Hewett: Translating Desire: Exile and Leila Aboulela’s Poetics of Embodiment – Charlotte Baker/Patricia Lund: A Visible Difference: Images of Black African People with Albinism – Natasha Gordon-Chipembere: Claiming Sarah Baartman: The Politics of Representing Black Women in the Twenty-First Century – Laurian R. Bowles: Imaging Migrant Women and the Embodied Market: Accra, Ghana – Anne Harris: Performativity, Identity and the ‘Found Girls’ of Africa: Sudanese Women Talk Education.