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Africa Dances - A Journey through West Africa in 1934 - cover

Africa Dances - A Journey through West Africa in 1934

Geoffrey Gorer

Publisher: Eland Publishing

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In Africa Dances Gorer takes the reader on an odyssey across West Africa. He has unique access, travelling as the friend of Féral Benga, one of the great black dance stars of 1930's Paris. It is a devastating critique of colonial rule, which is shown to be destroying African society while Christian missionaries undermine indigenous morality. Africa Dances captures the rich physical and psychological detail of African village life – from food and architecture to dance and magic. Gorer witnesses witch doctors conjuring thunderstorms out of clear blue skies and chameleon fetishists whose skin changes from a dirty white to almost black. This is a place where if you believe, you can.
Available since: 04/10/2023.
Print length: 300 pages.

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