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Africans on Stage


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Zoe Strother, Display of the Body Hottentot
Bernth Lindfors, Charles Dickens and the Zulus
Shane Peacock, Africa Meets the Great Farini
Veit Erlmann, `Spectatorial Lust': The African Choir in England, 1891-1893
Robert W. Rydell, `Darkest Africa': African Shows at America's World's Fairs, 1893-1940
Jeffrey Green, A Strange Revelation in Humankind: Six Congo Pygmies in Britain, 1905-1907
Harvey Blume, Ota Benga and the Barnum Perplex
Neil Parsons, `Clicko,' Franz Taaibosch, South African Bushman Entertainer in England, France, Cuba, and the United States, 1908-1940

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How ethnological show business shaped European and American perceptions of Africa and Africans.

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Bernth Lindfors is Professor of English and African Literatures at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the founding editor of the journal of Research in African Literature and has written and edited a number of books on African verbal arts, the most recent being African Textualities: Texts, Pre-texts, and Contexts of African Literature (1997).

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