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ISBN-13: 9780822339182
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Publication date: 01/08/2007
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Sarah Nuttall is Associate Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She is a coeditor of Senses of Culture: South African Culture Studies; Negotiating the Past: The Making of Memory in South Africa; and Text, Theory, Space: Land, Literature, and History in South Africa and Australia.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Rethinking Beauty / Sarah Nuttall 6

Picasso, Africa and the Schemata of Difference / Simon Gikanki 30

Variations on the Beautiful in Congolese Worlds of Sound / Achille Mbembe 94

Two Thoughts of Drawing Beauty / William Kentridge 94

The Place of Beauty: Reflections on Elaine Scarry and Zakes Mda / Rita Barnard 102

Quille Liberté: Art, Beauty and the Grammars of Resistance in Doula / Dominique Malaquais 122

Fresh Stories / Pippa Stein 164

The Love of the Body: Ousmane Sow and Beauty / Els van der Plas 188

Inheritance / Mark Gevisser 204

Let's Eat: Banquet Aesthetics and Social Epicurism / Célestin Monga 224

Let's Cook / François Vergès 240

On the Slipperiness of Food / Cheryl-Ann Michael 256

Afro-Aesthetics in Brazil / Patricia Pinho 266

Yorùbá Aesthetics and Trans-Atlantic Imaginaries / Kamari Maxine Clarke 290

Urban Imaging: The Friche Waiting to Happen / Rodney Place 316

Things Ugly: Ghanaian Popular Painting / Michelle Gilbert 340

Two Stories: Old Man with Garden at the Rear End of Time and The Fat Indian Girl / Mia Couto 372

Seeing the Familiar: Notes on Mia Couto / Isabel Hofmeyr 384

Notes 392

Index 409

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