|An illustrated study of the history and development of Eshu, the Yoruba spirit.|
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George Chemeche is an Israeli/American artist who has lived in New York City since 1971. In 2003 he published his book, 'Ibejis: The Cult of Yoruba Twins', which coincided with the show 'Doubly Blessed' that he curated in The Museum of African Art in New York. His second book, 'The Horse Rider In African Art', was published in 2011. He gives lectures about the art and cult of the Ibeji twin figures in museums and colleges. Donald Cosentino (ph.D.) has done extensive fieldwork in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Haiti, Cuba and Los Angeles. He is the author of 'Defiant Maids and Stubborn Farmers: Tradition and Invention in Mende Story Performance' and 'Vodou Things: The Art of Pierrot Barra and Marie Cassais'. As a Guggenheim Fellow (2006), Cosentino completed fieldwork for Chasing the Dead an ethnographic novel on Afro-Angeleno Spiritism. Vagner Goncalves da Silva is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has written and edited various books and articles, including 'Metropolitan Orixas' (1995); 'Candomble and Umbanda Ways of Brazilian Devotion' (2005, 2nd edn) and 'The Anthropologist and his Magic: Fieldwork and Ethnographic Text in the Anthropology of Afro-Brazilian Religions' (2000), 'Afro-Brazilian Memories' (Three volumes) and 'Religious Intolerance' (2005). He was a member of the committee for the foundation of the Afro-Brasil Museum (Sao Paulo).
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Buchbeschreibung Woodbridge, Antique Collectors` Club, 2013. 306 S. mit zahlr. Abb. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Englisch 4°, Orig.-Karton mit ill. Orig.-Schutzumschlag. Artikel-Nr. 30118