Performing Africa

Performing Africa

by PaullaA.Ebron (Author)


The jali - a member of a hereditary group of Mandinka professional performers - is a charismatic but contradictory figure. This book shows how the jali's talents at performance make him a genius at representation - the ideal figure to tell us about the "Africa" that the world imagines, which is always a thing of illusion, magic, and contradiction.



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Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Edition: Student
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Published: 05 Aug 2002

ISBN 10: 0691074895
ISBN 13: 9780691074894