Culture Guide: Africa

GENERAL RESOURCES

Visual Guides require a sign-in through a Pinterest or Facebook account;  they are pinned items found in museum, journals and blogs showing artifacts, clothing, and items of importance to the culture.

 ebrary central resources require student library sign-in


 Visual Guides:
Visual Guide to Africa ancient to 6th century 
Visual Guide to Africa adornment ancient to 
6th
century

 

Black Africa: masks, sculpture, jewelry  WVC Library 709.6 MEYER

Tribal arts of . WVC Library 709.6 BACQUAR
Africa

 

ALGERIA

visual guide to Morocco & Algeria
visual guide to adornment of Morocco & Algeria

Nation, society and culture in North Africa.  ebrary Central

Berber / Tuareg

 

African ceremonies (includes a chapter about Berber brides) / Beckwith. WVC Library. 301.296 BECKWIT

Berber art .  Internet Archive
Berber culture on the world stage: from village to video . WVC Library. 301.2965 GOODMAN
From hearth and alter: African ceramics .  WVC Library 738.096 BERZOCK
Tuareg jewelry: traditional patterns & symbols.  WVC Library 391.7096 HAGAN

We are Imazighen: Algerian Berber identity...  e-book Central

Wedding dress across cultures (includes information about Berber brides) WVC Library 392.54 WEDDING

 

ANGOLA

visual guide to Angola
visual guide to adornment of Angola 

 

Bantu
Bantu beliefs & magic / Hobley. Internet Archive
Bantu civilization of southern Africa  Internet Archive

Bantu past & present  Internet Archive
In the heart of Bantuland  Internet Archive

Myths & legends of the Bantu / Internet Archive
The Northern Bantu / Roscoe.  Internet Archive
Mbundu:
Umbundu folk tales from Angola / Merlin.  WVC Library

BENIN

visual guide to Benin, Burkina Faso & Toga
visual guide to adornment of Benin, Burkina Faso & Toga

 

Edo
visual guide for Edo / Bini of West Africa 

Fulani (Peul, Fulbe) of Nigeria, Mali, Guinea, Cameroon, Senegal, and Niger.Benin & Ghana
Moving through and passing on. Fulani mobility, survival and identity in Ghana. WVC Library 301.29666 OPPONG

Yoruba of Benin & Nigeria

visual guide for Yoruba 
African ceremonies (includes chapter on Yoruba masquerade) WVC Library 301.296 BECKWIT 

Dundun the talking drum of the Yoruba people of SW Nigeria . WVC Library. 784.1946 GARDNER 2009 

History of the Yorubas .  The Internet Archive

In Africa's forest and jungle: six years among the Yoruba . ebook Central
Mouth sweeter than salt: an African memoir.  ebook Central

Seventeen years in the Yoruba Country (missionary account)  The Internet Archive 
Twins in African and diaspora cultures: double trouble, twice blessed.  (includes a chapter on Yoruba) ebook Central

Yoruba of Southwest Nigeria . WVC Library. 301.29669 BASCOM 
Yoruba ritual: performers, play, agency . WVC Library 301.29669 DREWAL 
Yoruba sacred kingship: a power like that of the gods  301.29669 PEMBERT

Yoruba traditional healers of Nigeria . ebook Central

 

BOTSWANA

 

San peoples of Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa & Lesotho
    (includes !Kung, Boesman/Bushmen, Sonqua)


visual guide to San peoples
 

Boiling energy: community healing among the Kalahari Kung . WVC Library 301.2968 KATZ
Bushmen of southern Africa: a foraging society in transition . WVC Library. 301.2968 BUSHMEN
Life histories of the Dobe !Kung: Food, fatness and well being... ebook Central

N!ai, the story of a !Kung woman (film) WVC Library Audio-Video 301.2962 NAITH 

Nisa, the life and words of a !Kung woman. WVC Library 305.896 SHOSTAK 2000

Old way: a story of the first people. WVC Library  301.2968 THOMAS
Being there: learning to live cross-culturally.  chapter: "Return to Nisa" ebook Central

 

Setswana/Tswana

BURKINA FASO

visual guide to Burkina Faso

visual guide to adornment of Burkina Faso, Benin & Togo
 

Friendship and spiritual parenthood among the Moose and Fulbe in Burkina Faso (chapter in "Friendship, Descent and Alliance in Africa". ebook Central
 

Land, mobility and belonging in West Africa . ebook Central

 

Bwa

BURUNDI

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visual guide to Burundi

visual guide to adornment of Burundi

Hutu
Tutsi
Twa

CAMEROON

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visual guide to Cameroon

visual guide to adornment of Cameroon
 

 

Art of Cameroon.  WVC Library 730.0967 NORTHER
 

Bantu
Bantu beliefs & magic / Hobley. Internet Archive
Bantu civilization of southern Africa  Internet Archive

Bantu past & present  Internet Archive
In the heart of Bantuland  Internet Archive

Myths & legends of the Bantu / Internet Archive
The Northern Bantu / Roscoe.  Internet Archive
 

Fulani (Peul, Fulbe) of Nigeria, Mali, Guinea, Cameroon, Senegal, Niger.Benin & Ghana
Moving through and passing on. Fulani mobility, survival and identity in Ghana. WVC Library 301.29666 OPPONG
 

CHAD

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visual guide to Chad

visual guide to adornment of Chad

COTE d'IVOIRE

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visual guide to Cote d'Ivoire

visual guide to adornment of Cote d'Ivoire

 

Akan
Gur / Voltaiques
Kraus
Northern & Southern Mandes

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

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visual guide to the Democratic Republic of Congo

visual guide to adornment of Democratic Republic of Congo

EGYPT

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EQUATORIAL GUINEA

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visual guide to Equatorial Guinea
visual guide to adornment of Equatorial Guinea

ERITREA

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visual guide to Eritrea
visual guide to adornment of Eritrea

ESWATINI (formerly SWAZILAND)

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visual guide to Eswatini
visual guide to adornment of Eswatini

ETHIOPIA

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visual guide to Ethiopia

visual guide to adornment of Ethiopia

GABON

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visual guide to Gabon

visual guide to adornment of Gabon 

GAMBIA

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visual guide to Gambia

visual guide to adornment of Gambia

GHANA

  

visual guide to Ghana

visual guide to adornment of Ghana

  

African ceremonies (includes ceremonies of the Ashanti, Krobo and Kassena of Ghana 301.296 BECKWIT

Chiefs, priests and praise-singers: History, politics & land ownership in N. Ghana. ebook Central
"Let your fashion be in line with our Ghanaian Costume" from Fashioning Africa  ebook Central
Land, mobility and belonging in West Africa . ebook Central
Spirits without boundaries .  WVC Library

Anlo
Culture and the senses .  ebook Central

Ashanti
Ashanti kingdom . (film) WVC Library 301.2962 ASHAN
Tribes of the Ashanti hinterland .  Internet Archive



Fulani
Moving through and passing on. Fulani mobility, survival and identity in Ghana. WVC Library 301.29666 OPPONG​

Konkomba

Tallensi

Tongnaab: the history of a west African God .  ebook Central

 

GUINEA & GUINEA BISSEAU

visual guide to Guinea

visual guide to adornment of Guinea

KENYA

visual guide to Kenya

visual guide to adornment of Kenya

 

Maasai
Being Maasai, becoming indigenous. ebook Central

LIBERIA

visual guide to Liberia

visual guide to adornment of Liberia

LIBYA

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visual guide to Libya

visual guide to adornment of Libya

MADAGASCAR

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visual guide to Madagascar

visual guide to adornment of Madagascar

MALAWI

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visual guide to Malawi

visual guide to adornment of Malawi

Vimbuza the healing dance of Northern Malawi.  ebook Central

MALI

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visual guide to Mali

visual guide to adornment of Mali

MAURITANIA

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visual guide to Mauritania

visual guide to adornment of Mauritania

MOROCCO

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visual guide to Morocco

visual guide to adornment of Morocco

MOZAMBIQUE

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visual guide to Mozambique

visual guide to adornment of Mozambique

NIGER

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visual guide to Niger

visual guide to adornment of Niger

NIGERIA

visual guide to Nigeria

visual guide to adornment of Nigeria

 

Concubines and power: 500 years in a northern Nigeria palace. ebook Central
"From khaki to Agbad: dress and political transition in Nigeria" from
Fashioning Africa  ebook Central

 

Igbo
African women; a study of the Ibo of Nigeria . WVC Library 301.29669 LEITH
Anthropological report on Ibo-speaking peoples of Nigeria, 1914 . Internet Archive
Double descent in an African society; the Afikpo village group . WVC Library. 301.29669 OTTENBE
The Igbo of southeast Nigeria . WVC Library. 306.0899 UCHENDU 1965 

Yoruba of Benin & Nigeria
visual guide for Yoruba 

African ceremonies (includes chapter on Yoruba masquerade) WVC Library 301.296 BECKWIT 

Dundun the talking drum of the Yoruba people of SW Nigeria . WVC Library. 784.1946 GARDNER 2009 

History of the Yorubas .  The Internet Archive

In Africa's forest and jungle: six years among the Yoruba . ebook Central
Mouth sweeter than salt: an African memoir.  ebook Central

Seventeen years in the Yoruba Country (missionary account)  The Internet Archive 
Twins in African and diaspora cultures: double trouble, twice blessed.  (includes a chapter on Yoruba) ebook Central

Yoruba of Southwest Nigeria . WVC Library. 301.29669 BASCOM 
Yoruba ritual: performers, play, agency . WVC Library 301.29669 DREWAL 
Yoruba sacred kingship: a power like that of the gods  301.29669 PEMBERT

Yoruba traditional healers of Nigeria . ebook Central

RWANDA

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visual guide to Rwanda

visual guide to adornment of Rwanda

SENEGAL

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visual guide to Senegal

visual guide to adornment of Senegal

SIERRA LEONE

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visual guide to Sierra Leone

visual guide to adornment of Sierra Leone

SOMALIA

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visual guide to Somalia

visual guide to adornment of Somalia

SOUTH AFRICA

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visual guide to South Africa

visual guide to adornment of South Africa

SUDAN

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visual guide to Sudan

visual guide to adornment of Sudan

TANZANIA

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visual guide to Tanzania

visual guide to adornment of Tanzania

TOGO

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visual guide to Togo

visual guide to adornment of Togo

TUNISIA

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visual guide to Tunisia

visual guide to adornment of Tunisia

UGANDA

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visual guide to Uganda

visual guide to adornment of Uganda
Bantu
Bantu Beliefs & Magic / Hobley. Internet Archive
The Northern Bantu / Roscoe.  Internet Archive

ZAMBIA

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