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Ilê Aiyê in Brazil and the Reinvention of Africa

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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

About the authors

Omoniyi Afolabi is Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas-Austin, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ilê Aiyê in Brazil and the Reinvention of Africa
  • Authors Niyi Afolabi
  • Series Title African Histories and Modernities
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-57817-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-88803-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-59870-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVIII, 288
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics African History
    African Culture
    History of the Americas
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