Table of contents for African folklore : an encyclopedia / Philip M. Peek and Kwesi Yankah, editors.


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	Algeria
	Ancestors
	Angola
	Animals in African Folklore
	Arabic Folk Literature of North Africa
	Architecture
	Archives of Traditional Music
	Ashanti
	Astronomy
	
	Banjo: African Roots
	Bao
	Bascom, William
	Basketry, Africa
	Basketry, African American
	Baye Fall and Yengu, Mauride Spirituality
	Beadwork
	Benin
	Birth and Death Rituals among the Gikuyu
	Blacksmiths: Dar Zaghawa of the Sudan
	Blacksmiths: Mande of Western Africa
	Body Arts: African American Arts of the Body
	Body Arts: Body Decoration in Africa
	Body Arts: Hair Sculpture
	Botswana
	Burkina Faso
	Burundi
	
	Callaway, Bishop Henry
	Cameroon
	Cape Verde
	Cardinal Directions
	   Caribbean Verbal Arts
	Carnivals and African American Cultures
	Cartoons
	Central African Folklore
	Central African Republic
	Ceramics
	Ceramics and Gender
	Chad
	Chief
	Children's folklore: Iteso Songs of War Time
	Children's Folklore: Ndeble
	Classiques Africaines
	Color Symbolism: The Akan of Ghana
	Comoros
	Concert Parties
	Congo (Republic of the Congo)
	Contemporary Bards: Hausa Verbal Artists
	Cosmology
	Cote d'Ivoire
	Cote d'Ivoire, Folklore
	    Crowley, Daniel
	Dance: Overview with a Focus on Namibia
	Decorated Vehicles
	Democratic Republic of Congo
	Dialogic Performances: Call and Response in African Narrating
	Diaspora: African Communities in the United Kingdom
	Diaspora: African Communities in the USA 
	Diaspora: African Traditions in Brazil
	Diaspora: Sea Islands of the USA
	Dilemma Tales
	Dirges
	Divination: Household Divination Among the Kongo
	Divination: Overview
	Divination:Ifa Divination in Cuba
	Djibouti
	Dolls and Toys
	Drama: Anang Ibibio Traditional Drama
	Draughts
	Dreams
	Dress
	    Dyula
	East African Folklore: Overview
	Education: Folklore in Schools
	Egypt
	Electronic Media and Oral Traditions
	Epics: Liongo Epic of the Swahili
	Epics: Overview
	Epics: West African Epics
	Equatorial Guinea
	Eritrea
	Eshu, the Yoruba Trickster
	Esthetics: Baule Visual Arts
	Ethiopia
	Evans-Pritchard, E. E.
	    Evil Eye
	Festivals: Mutomboko Festival of the Lunda
	Films on African Folklore
	Folk Tales
	Folklore in Literature
	Folktales Among the Bamana
	Foodways: Cattle and Sorghum Grain in Jie Cosmology
	Foodways: Yoruba
	French Study of African Folklore
	Frobenius, L.
	Gabon
	Gambia, The
	Gender Representation in African Folklore
	German Study of African Folklore
	Gesture in African Oral Narrative
	Ghana
	Gossip and Rumor
	Gourds: Their Uses and Decorations
	Government Policies Toward Folklore
	Greetings: A Case Study from the Kerebe
	Griaule, Marcel
	Griots and Griottes
	Guinea
	Guinea-Bissau
	
	Healing and Spirit Possession in Sao Tome and Principe
	Hero
	Hero in Sukuma Prose Narratives
	Herskovits, Melville J.
	History and Cultural Identity: The Chokwe
	History and Folklore: The Luba
	History and Religious Rituals: Bemba Traditions
	Housing, African American Traditions
	Hunting: Aka Net Hunting
	Identity and Folklore: The Kunda
	Ideophones
	Indian Ocean Islands: The Process of Creolization
	Initiation
	Institutes of African Studies
	Insults and Ribald Language
	Islamic Brotherhoods
	Japanese Study of African Folklore
	Jews of Ethiopia
	Jokes and Humor
	Joking Relationships
	Kenya
	Kwanzaa
	
	Languages
	Languages: Africanisms in the Americas
	Legends: East Africa
	Lesotho
	Liberia
	Libraries
	Libya
	Linguistics and African Verbal Arts
	Madagascar
	Maghrib: Algeria
	Maghrib: Berber Peoples: Their Language and Folklore
	Magrib (northwestern North Africa)
	Malagasy Folklore and its Study
	Malawi
	Mali
	Mami Wata in Central Africa
	Mancala
	Maqalat: Concepts of Folklore in the Sudan
	Masks and Masquerades
	Masquerading by Women: Ejagham
	Mauritania
	Mauritius
	Medicine: Folk Medicine of the Hausa
	Medicine: Indigeneous Therapeutic Systems in Western Kenya
	Medicine: Overview
	Metallurgy and Folklore
	Morocco
	Mozambique
	Music and Dance: Uganda
	Music in Africa: Overview
	Music: African Musical Traditions in the US
	Music: Arab and Jewish Music of North Africa
	Music: Atalaku of Central Africa
	Music: Music and Dance Styles of the Ewe
	Music: Musical Innovation in African Independent Churches
	Music: Popular Dance Music in Congo-Zaire
	Music: Soukouss
	Music: West African Highlife
	Musical Instruments: Focus on Namibia
	Myths: Mythology and Society in Madagascar: A Tanala Example
	Myths: Myths of Origin and Sculpture: The Makonde
	Myths: Overview
	
	Namibia
	Naming Customs in Africa
	Naming Customs: East Africa
	Narration and Verbal Discourse: The Lugbara of Uganda
	Niger
	Nigeria
	North Africa --Eastern Part - Overview
	Northeastern Africa ("The Horn"): Overview
	Nsibidi: An Indigenous Writing System
		
	Okyeame
	Old Man and Old Woman
	Oral Literary Research in Africa
	Oral Literature: Issues of Definition and Terminology
	Oral Narrative
	Oral Performance and Literature
	Oral Performance Dynamics
	Oral Tradition and Oral Historiography
	Oral Tradition: Oral History and Zambia
	Oral Traditions
	Oral Traditions, African
	Orality and Literacy in Africa
	Oratory: An Introduction
	Oratory: Political Oratory and its Use of Traditional Verbal Art
	Origins and Culture Heroes: Nilotic Peoples
	Orisha
	Orphan Motif
	Oxford Library of African Literature
	Oyo tunji: A Yoruba Community in the USA
	Palaver (Kinzonzi) in Kongo Life
	Performance in Africa
	Performance Studies and African Folklore Research
	Performing Arts of Sao Tome and Principe
	Performing Arts of the Tiv
	Performing Arts of Uganda
	Personal Narratives
	Pidgin and Creole Languages
	Polyrhythms
	Popular Culture
	Portuguese Study of African Folklore
	Praise Poetry: Praise Poetry of the Basotho
	Praise Poetry: Praise Poetry of the Xhosa
	Praise Poetry: Southern African Praise Poetry
	Praise Poetry: Xhosa Praise Poetry for Nelson Mandela
	Praise Poetry: Yoruba Oriki
	Prose and Poetry of the Fulani
	Prose Narratives and Performance: the Tuareg
	Prose Narratives: The Maasai
	Prose Narratives: The Mende
	Prose Narratives: The Tabwa
	Proverbs
	Proverbs: Sesotho Proverbs
	Puppetry
	Queen Mothers
	
	Radio and Television Dramas
	Rastafari: A Marginalized People
	Rattray
	Religion: African Traditional Religion
	Religions:Afro-Brazilian Religions
	Religious Ceremonies and Festivals: Sao Tome and Principe
	Riddles
	Riddles: Sesotho Riddles
	Ritual Performance
	Rwanda
	Rwanda: Tales of Genocide
	
	Sahir
	Santeria in Cuba
	Sao Tome e Principe
	Secrecy in African Orature
	Senegal
	Seychelles
	Sheng: East African Urban Folk Speech
	Sierre Leone
	Silence in Expressive Behavior
	Sira: North African Epics
	Somalia
	Songs for Ceremonies
	Songs of the Dyula
	South Africa
	Southern Africa : Overview
	Southern Africa: Contemporary Forms of Folklore
	Southern Africa: Shona Folklore
	Southern African Oral Traditions
	Speaking and Non-Speaking Power Objects of the Senufo
	Spirit Possession: Comfa: Spirit Possession Dance in Guyana
	Spirit Possession: Kunda
	Spirit Possession: Tuareg and Songhay
	Spirit Possession: West Africa
	Stories and Story-Telling: The Limba
	Storytellers
	Sudan
	Superstitions
	Surrogate Languages: Alternative Communication
	Swaziland
	
	Tanzania
	Textile Arts and Communication
	Textiles: African American Quilts, Textiles, and Cloth Charms
	Theater: African Popular Theater
	Theater: Duro Ladipo and Yoruba Folk Theater
	Theater: Popular Theater in Southern Africa
	Theater: Theater for Development
	Theater: Yoruba Folk Theater
	Togo
	Tongue Twisters, East Africa
	Tongue-Twisters: Yoruba
	Touring Performance Groups
	Tourism and Tourist Arts
	Translation
	Tricksters in African Folklore
	Tricksters: Ture of the Azande
	Tunisia
	Typology and Performance in the Study of Prose Narratives in Africa
	
	Uganda
	Urban Folklore: A Sudanese Example
	Urban Folklore: The Swahili of Zanzibar
	Verbal Arts: African American
	Verbal Arts: The Ibibio of Southeastern Nigeria
	Visual and Performing Arts: The Songye
	Visual Arts: Uli Painting of the Igbo
	Vodou
	Voice Disguisers
	Wari
	Water Ethos: The Ijo of the Niger Delta
	West Africa: Overview
	Western Sahara
	Witchcraft, Magic and Sorcery
	Women Pop Singers of Mali
	Women's Expressive Culture in Africa
	Women's Folklore: Eritrea
	Women's Folklore: Ghana
	Words and the Dogon
	Work Songs
	Yards and Gardens: African American Traditions
	
	Zambia
	Zar: Spirit Possession in the Sudan
	Zimbabwe
	
 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Folklore Africa Encyclopedias, Africa Social life and customs Encyclopedias