Ilê Aiyê in Brazil and the Reinvention of Africa

  • Authors
  • Niyi Afolabi

Part of the African Histories and Modernities book series (AHAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Niyi Afolabi
    Pages 1-26
  3. Niyi Afolabi
    Pages 27-48
  4. Niyi Afolabi
    Pages 131-149
  5. Niyi Afolabi
    Pages 151-183
  6. Niyi Afolabi
    Pages 185-222
  7. Niyi Afolabi
    Pages 223-229
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 231-288

About this book


Ilê Aiyê redefines itself within shifting political realities of the Brazilian mythic racial paradise. The globalization agenda of the tourism industry places its Africanized strategies in dialectical tension with State's funding. Deploying Yoruba performative cosmology and costumes, the discussion of 'race' is inevitable as Ilê Aiyê questions the economically marginalizing status of Afro-Brazilians.


Africa African culture African history Americas arts Brazil culture globalization history

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages History
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-88803-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-59870-7
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