The Resource Sacred waters : arts for Mami Wata and other divinities in Africa and the diaspora, edited by Henry John Drewal

Sacred waters : arts for Mami Wata and other divinities in Africa and the diaspora, edited by Henry John Drewal

Label
Sacred waters : arts for Mami Wata and other divinities in Africa and the diaspora
Title
Sacred waters
Title remainder
arts for Mami Wata and other divinities in Africa and the diaspora
Statement of responsibility
edited by Henry John Drewal
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sacred Waters focuses on the arts, rituals, and religions associated with Mami Wata and other deities in Africa and its diasporas. Mami Wata, pidgin English for Mother Water, is a beautiful, seductive water spirit who brings wealth and good fortune to those she favors. Practices associated with winning her favor, widespread in West Africa and the Black Atlantic diaspora, are explored in 46 rich and perceptive essays by an international group of scholars and practitioners. This book addresses the diversity of belief and practice, audiences, gender, reception, hybridity, commodification, globalization, dispersal, and religious mutation of Mami Wata rituals. It includes more than 129 images and a supplemental DVD featuring nearly 500 images, several photographic essays, and film clips of performance/rituals, and music. As the first volume to probe the depth and scope of water deity arts and cultures, Sacred Waters is a definitive resource and landmark reference tool for readers in a wide range of academic disciplines."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7763.M33
LC item number
S23 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Drewal, Henry John
Series statement
African expressive cultures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mami Wata
  • Mami Wata
  • Mami Wata (African deity)
  • Art, African
  • African diaspora
  • Syncretism (Religion) in art
  • Cultural fusion and the arts
  • African diaspora
  • Art, African
  • Cultural fusion and the arts
  • Mami Wata (African deity)
  • Syncretism (Religion) in art
  • Kunst
  • Wassergeist
  • Synkretismus
  • Afrika
  • Götter
Target audience
adult
Label
Sacred waters : arts for Mami Wata and other divinities in Africa and the diaspora, edited by Henry John Drewal
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Accompanying DVD contains silent images as well as sounds and motion in dances, rituals, films, theater productions, music and poetry
Accompanying material
1 DVD (4 3/4 in.).
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 593-618) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Note on Terminology and Orthography -- Introduction: Charting the Voyage / Henry John Drewal -- Mami Wata and the Sierra Leone Diamonds: Wealth and Enslavement in Men's Dreams and the State Economy / Rosalind Shaw -- Enchanted Rivers: True Stories about Water Spirits from the Niger Delta / Martha G. Anderson -- Burumo Painting: Reflections of the Waterspirit World upon the Body of a Waterspirit-Carrying-Woman / Judith Gleason -- Water Spirits in Water-less Places: The Case of Madame Sabot / Adeline Masquelier -- Mami Wata, Mr. White, and the Sirens off Bar Beach: Spirits and Dangerous Consumption in the Nigerian Popular Press / Misty L. Bastian -- A Memoir of Mami Wata in Azumini / Henrietta Cosentino -- Tale of the Achikobo: It's the Tail That Is Mine / Jean M. Borgatti -- Mami Wata, Wealth-Owning Spirits, and Changing Economic Morals in West Africa / Barbara Frank --Congolese Mami Wata: The Charm and Delusion of Modernity / Bogumil Jewsiewicki ; translated from the French by Peter Vakunta and Ahmadou Fofana -- Tafisula or The Mami Wata: A Mwondo Théâtre Production / Jill Mac Dougall -- A Fish Out of Water: The Inland Migration of the Dona Fish to the Luapula Plateau, Zambia / Ruth Kerkham Simbao -- Abidjan Mamiwater and Aba Yaba: Two Profiles of Mami/Maame Water Priesthood in Ghana / Kofi Asare Opoku and Kathleen O'Brien Wicker -- A Tribute to Mami Wata Vodun Supreme Chief Daagbo Hounon Houna / Sharon Caulder-Hounon -- The Laughing Vodou Goddess: A Photo-Essay / Henning Christoph -- Mami Wata: The Goddess of Water and Beauty Lives / Paul Akakpo -- The Mami-Wata Phenomenon: "Old Wine in New Skin" / Osa D. Egonwa -- Mami Wata, Water Spirits, and Returners in and near the Igbo Culture Area / Elizabeth Isichei -- Dada-Dreadlock-Hair: The Hidden Messages of Mammy Water in Southeastern Nigeria / Sabine Jell-Bahlsen -- Mermaids and Mami Wata on Brassware from Old Calabar / Jeremy Coote and Jill Salmons -- The Ejagham Interpretation of a Sculpture of Mami Wata / Ute M. Röschenthaler -- Mami Watas, Miengu, and Mermaids: Water Spirits of Coastal Cameroon / Rosalinde G. Wilcox -- Water Spirits and Mermaids: The Copperbelt Chitapo / Brian Siegel -- Mummy Wata Goes South: An Interview with a Zulu Devotee / contextualized and edited by K. Limakatso Kendall -- "Oh hurry to the river!" uMamlambo Models in the Eastern Cape, South Africa / Seán Morrow and Nwabisa Vokwana -- Mami Wata: The Slippery Mermaid Phenomenon / Dunja Hersak -- Mammy Wata, Inc. / Joseph Nevadomsky -- Mami Wata: An Urban Presence or the Making of a Tradition in Benin City, Nigeria / Charles Gore -- Mami Water as a Christian Demon: The Eroticism of Forbidden Pleasures in Southern Ghana / Birgit Meyer -- Mami Wata: A Vanishing Art in Port Harcourt, Nigeria / Nnamdi Elleh -- Mermaids and End-Time Jezebels: New Tales from Old Calabar / Rosalind I.J. Hackett -- The Intersection of Evangelism, AIDS, and Mami Wata in Popular Music in Centrafrique / Michelle Kisliuk -- The Role of Mammy Wata as an Agent for the Promotion of Ogoni National Identity / Jill Salmons -- Of Micro-hydros and Mami Wata: Rural Development Meets Mythological Reality / Richard B. Peterson -- The Bride of the Rain in North Africa / Cynthia Becker -- Death of the Mermaid and Political Intrigue in the Indian Ocean / Eileen Moyer -- Somewhere under Dan's Rainbow: Joseph Kossivi Ahiator's "India Spirits" in His Mami Wata Pantheon / Dana Rush -- Inbetweeners: Mamiwata and the Hybridity of Contemporary African Art / Moyo Okediji -- Jack Akpan's Mammy-Water / Chika Okeke-Agulu -- The Creation and Consecration of a Mami Wata Sculpture / Henning Christoph -- Communicating with the Gods: An Altar Dedication to Mami Wata / Philipp Schiemann ; translated from the German by Sietske Arabella Brown -- The Ever-Changing Face of Watramama in Suriname: A Water Goddess in Creolization since the Seventeenth Century / Alex van Stipriaan -- Saramaka Sea Gods / Richard Price -- Arts for the Water Spirits of Haitian Vodou / Marilyn Houlberg -- Sodo, Haiti, 1997-2001: The Pilgrimage to Healing Waters -- A Photo-Essay / Phyllis Galembo -- Misterios: The Making of a Documentary as a Way of Exploring One's Own Faith / Giovanni Savino -- Mami Wata -- "It's in the Blood": A Personal Journal of Ancestral Resurrection in the Aftermath of Slavery / Mamaissii Vivian Hunter-Hindrew, Mama Zogbé, Hounon-Amengansie
Dimensions
27 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 681 pages
File format
multiple file formats
Isbn
9780253351562
Lccn
2008007480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Sound
sound
Specific material designation
optical disk
System control number
  • (OCoLC)212015077
  • (OCoLC)ocn212015077
Label
Sacred waters : arts for Mami Wata and other divinities in Africa and the diaspora, edited by Henry John Drewal
Publication
Note
Accompanying DVD contains silent images as well as sounds and motion in dances, rituals, films, theater productions, music and poetry
Accompanying material
1 DVD (4 3/4 in.).
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 593-618) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Note on Terminology and Orthography -- Introduction: Charting the Voyage / Henry John Drewal -- Mami Wata and the Sierra Leone Diamonds: Wealth and Enslavement in Men's Dreams and the State Economy / Rosalind Shaw -- Enchanted Rivers: True Stories about Water Spirits from the Niger Delta / Martha G. Anderson -- Burumo Painting: Reflections of the Waterspirit World upon the Body of a Waterspirit-Carrying-Woman / Judith Gleason -- Water Spirits in Water-less Places: The Case of Madame Sabot / Adeline Masquelier -- Mami Wata, Mr. White, and the Sirens off Bar Beach: Spirits and Dangerous Consumption in the Nigerian Popular Press / Misty L. Bastian -- A Memoir of Mami Wata in Azumini / Henrietta Cosentino -- Tale of the Achikobo: It's the Tail That Is Mine / Jean M. Borgatti -- Mami Wata, Wealth-Owning Spirits, and Changing Economic Morals in West Africa / Barbara Frank --Congolese Mami Wata: The Charm and Delusion of Modernity / Bogumil Jewsiewicki ; translated from the French by Peter Vakunta and Ahmadou Fofana -- Tafisula or The Mami Wata: A Mwondo Théâtre Production / Jill Mac Dougall -- A Fish Out of Water: The Inland Migration of the Dona Fish to the Luapula Plateau, Zambia / Ruth Kerkham Simbao -- Abidjan Mamiwater and Aba Yaba: Two Profiles of Mami/Maame Water Priesthood in Ghana / Kofi Asare Opoku and Kathleen O'Brien Wicker -- A Tribute to Mami Wata Vodun Supreme Chief Daagbo Hounon Houna / Sharon Caulder-Hounon -- The Laughing Vodou Goddess: A Photo-Essay / Henning Christoph -- Mami Wata: The Goddess of Water and Beauty Lives / Paul Akakpo -- The Mami-Wata Phenomenon: "Old Wine in New Skin" / Osa D. Egonwa -- Mami Wata, Water Spirits, and Returners in and near the Igbo Culture Area / Elizabeth Isichei -- Dada-Dreadlock-Hair: The Hidden Messages of Mammy Water in Southeastern Nigeria / Sabine Jell-Bahlsen -- Mermaids and Mami Wata on Brassware from Old Calabar / Jeremy Coote and Jill Salmons -- The Ejagham Interpretation of a Sculpture of Mami Wata / Ute M. Röschenthaler -- Mami Watas, Miengu, and Mermaids: Water Spirits of Coastal Cameroon / Rosalinde G. Wilcox -- Water Spirits and Mermaids: The Copperbelt Chitapo / Brian Siegel -- Mummy Wata Goes South: An Interview with a Zulu Devotee / contextualized and edited by K. Limakatso Kendall -- "Oh hurry to the river!" uMamlambo Models in the Eastern Cape, South Africa / Seán Morrow and Nwabisa Vokwana -- Mami Wata: The Slippery Mermaid Phenomenon / Dunja Hersak -- Mammy Wata, Inc. / Joseph Nevadomsky -- Mami Wata: An Urban Presence or the Making of a Tradition in Benin City, Nigeria / Charles Gore -- Mami Water as a Christian Demon: The Eroticism of Forbidden Pleasures in Southern Ghana / Birgit Meyer -- Mami Wata: A Vanishing Art in Port Harcourt, Nigeria / Nnamdi Elleh -- Mermaids and End-Time Jezebels: New Tales from Old Calabar / Rosalind I.J. Hackett -- The Intersection of Evangelism, AIDS, and Mami Wata in Popular Music in Centrafrique / Michelle Kisliuk -- The Role of Mammy Wata as an Agent for the Promotion of Ogoni National Identity / Jill Salmons -- Of Micro-hydros and Mami Wata: Rural Development Meets Mythological Reality / Richard B. Peterson -- The Bride of the Rain in North Africa / Cynthia Becker -- Death of the Mermaid and Political Intrigue in the Indian Ocean / Eileen Moyer -- Somewhere under Dan's Rainbow: Joseph Kossivi Ahiator's "India Spirits" in His Mami Wata Pantheon / Dana Rush -- Inbetweeners: Mamiwata and the Hybridity of Contemporary African Art / Moyo Okediji -- Jack Akpan's Mammy-Water / Chika Okeke-Agulu -- The Creation and Consecration of a Mami Wata Sculpture / Henning Christoph -- Communicating with the Gods: An Altar Dedication to Mami Wata / Philipp Schiemann ; translated from the German by Sietske Arabella Brown -- The Ever-Changing Face of Watramama in Suriname: A Water Goddess in Creolization since the Seventeenth Century / Alex van Stipriaan -- Saramaka Sea Gods / Richard Price -- Arts for the Water Spirits of Haitian Vodou / Marilyn Houlberg -- Sodo, Haiti, 1997-2001: The Pilgrimage to Healing Waters -- A Photo-Essay / Phyllis Galembo -- Misterios: The Making of a Documentary as a Way of Exploring One's Own Faith / Giovanni Savino -- Mami Wata -- "It's in the Blood": A Personal Journal of Ancestral Resurrection in the Aftermath of Slavery / Mamaissii Vivian Hunter-Hindrew, Mama Zogbé, Hounon-Amengansie
Dimensions
27 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 681 pages
File format
multiple file formats
Isbn
9780253351562
Lccn
2008007480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Sound
sound
Specific material designation
optical disk
System control number
  • (OCoLC)212015077
  • (OCoLC)ocn212015077

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