Vigilant Things

Vigilant Things

On Thieves, Yoruba Anti-aesthetics, and the Strange Fates of Ordinary Objects in Nigeria

Book - 2011
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"Throughout southwestern Nigeria, Yoruba men and women create objects called ààlè to protect their properties from the ravages of thieves. Ààlè are objects of such unassuming appearance that a non-Yoruba viewer might not register their important presence in the Yoruba visual landscape. David T. Doris argues that ààlè are keys to understanding how images function in Yoruba social and cultural life."--Publisher description.
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2011
ISBN: 9780295990736
Branch Call Number: 305.896333 D699v 2011
Characteristics: xx, 420 pages : color illustrations, map ; 26 cm


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