The African Lookbook

The African Lookbook

  • Author : Catherine E. McKinley
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 1620403544
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An unprecedented visual history of African women told in striking and subversive historical photographs--featuring an Introduction by Edwidge Danticat and a Foreword by Jacqueline Woodson. Most of us grew up with images of African women that were purely anthropological--bright displays of exotica where the deeper personhood seemed tucked away. Or they were chronicles of war and poverty--“poverty porn.” But now, curator Catherine E. McKinley draws on her extensive collection of historical and contemporary photos to present a visual history spanning a hundred-year arc (1870–1970) of what is among the earliest photography on the continent. These images tell a different story of African women: how deeply cosmopolitan and modern they are in their style; how they were able to reclaim the tools of the colonial oppression that threatened their selfhood and livelihoods. Featuring works by celebrated African masters, African studios of local legend, and anonymous artists, The African Lookbook captures the dignity, playfulness, austerity, grandeur, and fantasy-making of African women across centuries. McKinley also features photos by Europeans--most starkly, striking nudes--revealing the relationships between white men and the Black female sitters where, at best, a grave power imbalance lies. It's a bittersweet truth that when there is exploitation there can also be profound resistance expressed in unexpected ways--even if it's only in gazing back. These photos tell the story of how the sewing machine and the camera became powerful tools for women's self-expression, revealing a truly glorious display of everyday beauty.

Dress Codes

Dress Codes [Richard Thompson Ford]

  • Author : Richard Thompson Ford
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 464
  • ISBN-10 : 1501180096
A “sharp and entertaining” (The Wall Street Journal) exploration of fashion through the ages that asks what our clothing reveals about ourselves and ou … GET BOOK
Unseen

Unseen [Dana Canedy,Darcy Eveleigh,Damien Cave,Rachel L. Swarns]

  • Author : Dana Canedy,Darcy Eveleigh,Damien Cave,Rachel L. Swarns
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0316552976
Hundreds of stunning images from black history have long been buried in The New York Times archives. None of them were published by The Times--until now. U … GET BOOK
Love and Justice

Love and Justice [Laetitia Ky]

  • Author : Laetitia Ky
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 1648961339
The deeply personal story of artist, activist, and influencer Laetitia Ky, told through the powerful sculptures she creates with her own hair that embrace … GET BOOK
GLORY

GLORY [Kahran Bethencourt,Regis Bethencourt]

  • Author : Kahran Bethencourt,Regis Bethencourt
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Photography
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1250204577
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. From Kahran and Regis Bethencourt, the dynamite husband and wife duo behind CreativeSoul Photography, comes GLORY, a … GET BOOK
A Brief History of Misogyny

A Brief History of Misogyny [Jack Holland]

  • Author : Jack Holland
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Total Pages : 160
  • ISBN-10 : 1780338848
In this compelling, powerful book, highly respected writer and commentator Jack Holland sets out to answer a daunting question: how do you explain the oppr … GET BOOK
Ottoman Dress and Design in the West

Ottoman Dress and Design in the West [Charlotte Jirousek,Sara Catterall]

  • Author : Charlotte Jirousek,Sara Catterall
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Design
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 0253042186
“This amply illustrated, attractive book is valuable for dress history scholars . . . [an] ideal textbook for courses on clothing and cultural history. … GET BOOK
Just Too Good to Be True

Just Too Good to Be True [E. Lynn Harris]

  • Author : E. Lynn Harris
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 0385514123
A New York Times Bestseller Brady Bledsoe and his mother, Carmyn, have a strong relationship. A single mother, faithful churchgoer, and the owner of severa … GET BOOK
A Kid's Guide to African American History

A Kid's Guide to African American History [Nancy I. Sanders]

  • Author : Nancy I. Sanders
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1613740360
What do all these people have in common: the first man to die in the American Revolution, a onetime chief of the Crow Nation, the inventors of peanut butte … GET BOOK
Untwine

Untwine [Edwidge Danticat]

  • Author : Edwidge Danticat
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0545843316
"A haunting and mesmerizing story about sisterhood, family, love and loss by literary luminary Edwidge Danticat. Giselle Boyer and her identical twin, Isab … GET BOOK
Hollywood Black

Hollywood Black [Donald Bogle,Turner Classic Movies]

  • Author : Donald Bogle,Turner Classic Movies
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Total Pages : 264
  • ISBN-10 : 076249140X
The films, the stars, the filmmakers-all get their due in Hollywood Black, a sweeping overview of blacks in film from the silent era through Black Panther, … GET BOOK
Behind the Mountains

Behind the Mountains [Edwidge Danticat]

  • Author : Edwidge Danticat
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Total Pages : 192
  • ISBN-10 : 0545843235
First Person Fiction is dedicated to the immigrant experience in modern America. In "Behind the Mountains" Edwidge Danticat tells the story of Celiane and … GET BOOK
Mounting Frustration

Mounting Frustration [Susan E. Cahan]

  • Author : Susan E. Cahan
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Art
  • Total Pages : 360
  • ISBN-10 : 0822374897
In Mounting Frustration Susan E. Cahan uncovers the moment when the civil rights movement reached New York City's elite art galleries. Focusing on three co … GET BOOK
Mama's Nightingale

Mama's Nightingale [Edwidge Danticat]

  • Author : Edwidge Danticat
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Total Pages : 32
  • ISBN-10 : 0399185887
A touching tale of parent-child separation and immigration, from a National Book Award finalist After Saya's mother is sent to an immigration detention cen … GET BOOK
A Picture Book of Rosa Parks

A Picture Book of Rosa Parks [David A. Adler]

  • Author : David A. Adler
  • Publisher : Lerner Publishing Group
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Total Pages : 32
  • ISBN-10 : 1430130466
"Teachers will welcome [this treatment of]...a simple, clear biography of Rosa Parks...The male narrator reads clearly and unemotionally, presenting the fa … GET BOOK
Afrofuturism

Afrofuturism [Ytasha L. Womack]

  • Author : Ytasha L. Womack
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 1613747993
2014 Locus Awards Finalist, Nonfiction Category In this hip, accessible primer to the music, literature, and art of Afrofuturism, author Ytasha Womack intr … GET BOOK
A Walk Through Carnival

A Walk Through Carnival [Edwidge Danticat]

  • Author : Edwidge Danticat
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Travel
  • Total Pages : 32
  • ISBN-10 : 110197253X
A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection Growing up in Haiti, Edwidge Danticat kept well clear of carnival—terrified by the stories of danger and debauchery tha … GET BOOK