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ABBAM, Dorothy.

"Art in Ghana Postage Stamps" (Ph.D. diss., University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 1970).

BORGATTI, Jean.

"Portraiture in African Art" and "The Art of the Edo-Speaking Peoples outside Benin [with Phillip Peek]," The Art Dictionary, (London: Thames and Hudson, 1996).

"African Portraiture: A Commentary," ed. Jean Borgatti, Portraiture in Africa, Part II, African Arts 23, 4 (Oct 1990): 38-41.

"Portraiture in Africa," ed. Jean Borgatti, Portraiture in Africa, Part I, African Arts 23, 3 (July 1990), 34-39, 101.

"African Portraits," Likeness and Beyond: Portraits in Africa and the World, Jean Borgatti and Richard Brilliant (New York: Center for African Art, 1990).

"Atsu Atsogwa: Art and Morality among the Northern Edo of Okpella, Nigeria," Man Does Not Go Naked: Textilien und Handwerk aus afrikanischen und anderenÿLandern, eds., Engelbrecht, Beate and Bernhard Gardi (Basel: Ethnologisches Seminar der Universitat und Museum fur Volkerkunde, 1989), 175-195.

"Anogiri: Okpella's Festival Herald," African Masquerades, ed. S. Kasfir, Africa-Tervuren (Special issue), (Tervuren (Belgium): Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale. 1988).

"Anonymous Doesn't Live Here Anymore." Clark Now, 17, 2, (Winter/Spring 1987): 26-29.

The Art of the Dogon: Selections from the Hans Guggenheim Collection, September 15 - November 17, 1985, Providence: RISD: Museum of Art, RISD. Gallery guide and essay.

"African Aesthetics" [abstract] in Census: Computerization in the History of Art, ed. I. Laura Corti (Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Trust, 1984), 136/1-2.

Nigerian Masquerades [45 minute videotape]. African Encounters [Karen Morell, Seattle, WA: Media Services] 1983.

Cloth as Metaphor: Nigerian Textiles at the Museum of Cultural History (LA: Museum of Cultural History, 1983).

"Age Grades, Masquerades and Leadership." African Arts XVI, 1(Fall 1982): 36-51.

"Ogiriga-Okpella masks:In Search of the parameters of beautiful and grotesque," Visual Communications, 8, 3 (Summer 1982): 28-40.

"Anogiri or Olimi: Preference Patterns for Mask Types in Ogiriga-Okpella, Nigeria." Bashiru [Madison] 11, 1 (1980):34-46.

"Art and History in West Africa: Two Case Studies, The Visual Arts [World Anthropology Series], ed. J. Cordwell (The Hague: Mouton, 1979), 567-592.

"Dead Mothers of Okpella." African Arts 12, 4(1979): 48-57.

From the Hands of Lawrence Ajanaku. Museum of Cultural History Pamphlet Series Vol. 1, No. 6. UCLA. 1979.

"Okpella Masking Traditions," African Arts 9, 4(1976): 24-33.

"Songs of Ritual License from Midwestern Nigeria," Alcheringa:Ethnopoetics NS II, no. 1 (1976), 60-71, record insert, ill.

Contributor: Perception: An Exhibition for the Sighted and the Blind (catalogue). Los Angeles Arts Council, 1971.

"UCLA's Yoruba Doors," African Arts III, 1 (Fall 1969), 14-19.

ENWONWU, Ben.

"The African View of Art and Some Problems Facing the African Artists." In 1st World Festival of Negro Arts Colloqium on Negro Arts (Paris: Editions Presence Africaine, 1968), 417-426. Reprinted Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 2 (November 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.2/enwonwu4.html.

"Problem of the African Artist Today," Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 2 (November 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.2/enwonwu3.html.

"The Evolution, History and Definition of Fine Art," Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 2 (November 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.2/enwonwu2.html.

"The Proposal to Build a Museum for Tomorrow," Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 2 (November 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.2/enwonwu1.html.

FIAM-COBLAVIE, M. I.

"The Visual Vocabulary and Informational Import in the Designs of Ghanaian Stamps" (Ph.D. diss., University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 1980).

FOSU, Kojo.

Twentieth Century Art of Africa (Accra: Artists Alliance, 1993).

FROHNE, Andrea.

"Commemorating the African Burial Ground in New York City: Spirituality of Space in Contemporary Art Works," Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 1 (March 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.1/frohne.html.

"Representing Jean-Michel Basqiuat." In The African Diaspora: African Origins and New World Self-Fashioning, eds., Isidore Okpewho, Carole Boyce Davies, and Ali Mazrui (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, April 1999).

IKWUEMESI, Krydz.

"Chinwe Uwatse Evaluates the Nigerian Art Scene," Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 2 (Nov 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.2/ikwuemesi.html.

IRBOUH, Hamid.

"Melvin Edwards' Lynch Fragments: Negritude and the Battle for Civil Rights in America," Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 2 (November 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.2/irbouh.html.

JACKSON, Phyllis J.

"Review Essay: Representing Blackness and the American Way," Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 2 (Nov 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.2/jackson.html.

JAMIE, Jonelle.

"Civil Rights and the African-American Artist: Have We Overcome? ," Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 1 (March 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.1/horry.html.

JIMÉNEZ-MUÑOZ, Gladys M.

"Conversation With Juan Sánchez (Bronx Museum of Art, NY., Sept.16, 1998)," Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 2 (November 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.2/muñoz.html.

KODI, Khalid.

"ASRAR: A Visual Dialogue with Alice Walker ," Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 1 (March 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.1/kodi1.htm.

LAYIWOLA, Dele.

"GÈLÈDÉ: Metaphysics and Gender in an African Ritual Play," Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 1 (March 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.1/layiwola.html.

MONTGOMERY, Evangeline J.

"Sargent Johnson: A Retrospective," Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 2 (November 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.2/montgomery.html.

MSHANA, Fadhili.

"A Conversation with Ed Wilson ," Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 1 (March 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.1/mshana.html.

NZEGWU, Nkiru.

(other entries in gender and philosophy)

"Memory Lines: Art in the Pan-African World," Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 2 (November 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.2/nzegwu1.html.

"Crossing Boundaries: Gender Transmogrification of African Art History," Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 1 (March 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.1/nzegwu1.html.

"Creating Memory: A Conversation with Carole Harris," Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 1 (March 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.1/nzegwu2.html.

"Grenzüberschreitungen Die Auslöschung der Geschlechter (gender) in der afrikanischen Kunstgeschichte" (Crossing Boundaries: Gender Effacement in African Art History), Polylog: Journal for Intercultural Philosophy (German) vol. 1, no. 4 (1999): 54-69.

"Spirit, Mind and Medium: Thoughts on the Creative Process," EZUMEZU: Essays on Nigerian Art and Architecture, eds., Obiora Udechukwu and Chika Okeke (Nsukka: University of Nigeria, in press).

"Enenebe eje olu: The Transfixing Beauty of Nubile Maidens," Nature, Belief, and Ritual: Art of Sub-Saharan Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art, ed. Ramona Austin (Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art, forthcoming 1999).

"Art as Time-Lines: Sacral Representation in Family Spaces," Sacred Spaces and Public Quarrels: African Cultural and Economic Landscapes, eds., Ezekiel Kalipeni and Paul Tiyambe Zeleza (Trenton, NJ.: Africa World Press, 1999), 171-195.

Ed., Contemporary Textures: Multidimensionality in Nigerian Art, (Binghamton: International Society for the Study of Africa [ISSA], 1999).

"Introduction: Contemporary Nigerian Arts: Euphonizing the Art Historical Voice," Contemporary Textures: Multidimensionality in Nigerian Art, ed. Nkiru Nzegwu (Binghamton: ISSA, 1999), 1-39.

"Representational Axis: A Cultural Realigment of Enwonwu," Contemporary Textures: Multidimensionality in Nigerian Art, ed. Nkiru Nzegwu (Binghamton: ISSA, 1999), 139-185.

"The Concept of Modernity In Contemporary African Art," The African Diaspora: African Origins and New World Self-Fashioning, eds., Isidore Okpewho, Carole Boyce Davies, and Ali Mazrui (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999), 391-427.

Ed., Issues in Contemporary African Art, (Binghamton: International Society for the Study of Africa [ISSA], 1998).

"Contemporary African Art and Exclusionary Politics," Issues in Contemporary African Art, ed. Nkiru Nzegwu (Binghamton: ISSA, 1998), 1-18.

"Transgressive Vision: Subverting the Power of Masculinity," Issues in Contemporary African Art, ed. Nkiru Nzegwu (Binghamton: ISSA, 1998), 105-134.

"The Africanized Queen: Metonymy in Transformative Art," African Studies Quarterly, 1, 4, (1998), Religion and Philosophy in Africa, http://www.clas.ufl.edu/africa/asq/v1/v1_i4.htm. Republished in Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 2 (Nov 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.2/nzegwu3.html.

"Ben Enwonwu" (179-180), "Aina Onabolu" (400-401), "Akinola Lasekan" (315), "El Anatsui" (174-175), "Ed Wilson" (577-578), and "Evangeline Montgomery" (362-363), Black Artists, ed., Tom Riggs (Detroit: St. James Press, 1997).

"In Praise of the Orishas: A Diasporic African Spirituality," Matriart: A Canadian Feminist Art Journal, no. 3 (1997), 36-43.

"Bypassing New York in Representing EKO: Production of Space in a Nigerian City," Re-Presenting the City: Ethnicity, Capital and Culture in the 21st Century Metropolis, ed., Anthony D. King (London: Macmillan and New York University Press, 1996), 111-136.

"Reality on the Wings of Abstraction," International Review of African American Art, Special Issue on Abstraction, (November 1996), 3-12.

"Khadejha McCall: Many Rivers to Cross," Matriart: A Canadian Feminist Art Journal, vol. 4, no. 4 (1994), 6-11.

"Riding the Spirit of Ogun: The Art of Olu Amoda," NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art, vol. 1, no. 1, 8-15, Fall/Winter 1994. Web copy version of essay "Riding the Spirit of Ogun: The Art of Olu Amoda.

"Exhibition review: Secrecy: African Art that Conceals and Reveals," American Anthropologist, vol. 96, (1994), 227-229.

"Living in a Glass House, Passing Through Glass: The Art of Therman Statom, James Watkins, and John Dowell Jr." International Review of African American Art, vol. 11, no. 2, (1994), 45-51.

"Spiritualizing Craft: The African American Craft Art Legacy," International Review of African American Art, vol. 11, no. 2 (1994), 16-23.

"Circle of Dibias: Making Vessels of Memory and Life," Uncommon Beauty in Common Objects: The Legacy of African American Craft Art, Wilberforce, Ohio: National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, 1993, 2-14.

Profile of Forty African American Craft Artists, Uncommon Beauty in Common Objects: The Legacy of African American Craft Art, National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, Ohio, 1993, 24-106.

"The Politics of Reclamation in Contemporary Nigerian Art," International Critics' Choice, Carbondale, Illinois: Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst, 1993, 17-19.

"The Creation...Of the African Canadian Odyssey," International Review of African American Art, vol. 10, no. 1, (1992), 16-37.

"The Creation...Of The African Canadian Odyssey," The Creation...Of The African Canadian Odyssey, The Power Plant-A Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 1992, 5-31.

"Recovering Heritages," Celebrating African Identity: Politics and Icons of Representation, A Space, Toronto, Canada, 5-32, 1992.

"Kolade Oshinowo's Rural Reflections," Rural Reflections, (Italian Cultural Institute, Lagos, Nigeria, 1989),13-9.

"Pushing The Limits of Vision," Pushing The Limits Of Vision, (Lagos: Zegu-Nigeria, 1989), 5-29.

"Overcoming Form/Content Tensions In Appreciating African Art Forms," Heroic Figures, Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Kingston, Canada: Queen's University, 1988), 5-12.

"Are Western Aesthetic Theories Relevant For The Understanding Of African Art?" The Reasons Of Art, ed., Peter J. McCormick (Ottawa, University of Ottawa Press, 1985), 173-177.

Publications As Exhibitions

Ben Enwonwu: Art from a Sixty-Year Career -- A Retrospective, Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 2 (Nov 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.2/BEnwonwu.htm.

Independentistas, Babalawo or Both: The Art of Juan Sánchez, Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 2 (November 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.2/jsánchez.htm.

Making a Statement: Two Female Artists - Ebele Okoye & Nkechi Nwosu-Igbo, Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 2 (Nov 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.2/okoye-igbo.htm.

A Tribute to Edward (Ed) Wilson, Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 1 (March 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.1/ed/edw1.htm.

Entering The Millennium: A Spiritual Dialogue, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto, Canada, July - September 1997. Guest Curator.

Pan Afrist Songs of Experience, Mitchell Museum - Cedarhurst, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, February to April 1996. Guest curator.

The Creation...of the African Canadian Odyssey, The Power Plant -- A Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, June to 7 September 1992. Guest Curator.

Celebrating African Identity: Politics and Icons of Representation, A Space, Toronto, June to August 1992. Guest Curator.

Reflections From Africa, 431 Gilmour, Ottawa, May 1990. Curator.

Pushing The Limits of Vision, Lagos- Nigeria, August 1989. Curator.

OGBECHIE, Sylvester Okwunodu.

"Contested Vision: Ben Enwonwu's Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II ," Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 2 (Nov 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.2/ogbechie.html.

OKEDIJI, Moyo.

"Gaboon Vipers and ," Contemporary Textures: Multidimensionality in Nigerian Art, ed. Nkiru Nzegwu (Binghamton: ISSA, 1999).

OKOYE, Ikem.

"Afuba," Contemporary Textures: Multidimensionality in Nigerian Art, ed. Nkiru Nzegwu (Binghamton: ISSA, 1999).

"Ajuju Azu Ndu II: (or Fishy Questions) on the Body of Contemporary Izhon and Igbo Sculpture: Sokari Douglas Camp and Chris Afuba," Issues in Contemporary African Art, ed., Nkiru Nzegwu (Binghamton: ISSA, 1998), 19-46.

Okoye, Ikem. "Tribe and Art History." Art Bulletin. December (1996), 610 – 615.

OLANIYAN, Tejumola.

"Cartooning in Nigeria: Paradigmatic Traditions ," Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 1 (March 2000), http://www.ijele.com/ijele/vol1.1/olaniyan.html.

OLOIDI, Ola.

"Art and Nationalism in Colonial Nigeria," Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa, ed. Clémente Deliss (Paris: Flammarion, 1995), 192-194.

"Constraints on the Growth and Development of Modern Nigerian Art in the Colonial Period," Nsukka Journal of Humanities, (19--): 28-51.

ONOBRAKPEYA, Bruce.

"Zaria Art Society," Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa, ed. Clémente Deliss (Paris, New York: Flammarion, 1995), 195-97.

Bruce Onobrakpeya: The Spirit in Ascent, eds., G. G. Darah and Safy Quel (Lagos: Ovuomaroro Gallery, 1992).

Bruce Onobrakpeya: Symbols of Ancestral Groves, ed., Safy Quel (Lagos: Ovuomaroro Gallery, 1985).

Bruce Onobrakpeya: Symbols of Ancestral Groves, ed., Safy Quel (Lagos: Ovuomaroro Gallery, 1985).

ONYILE, Onyile Bassey.

"Abang Dance: Radiance From the River and Efik Ideal of Femininity," Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 1 (March 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.1/onyile.html.

POBEE, John.

Kwame Nkrumah and the Church in Ghana, 1949-1966 (Accra: Asempa Publishers, 1988).

ROLLINS, Gina.

"A Conversation with Evangeline Montgomery," Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 1 (March 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.1/rollins.html.

UDECHUKWU, Obiora.

(other entries in philosophy)

Uli: Traditional Wall Painting and Modern Art from Nigeria (Bayreuth: Iwalewa House, 1990).

WALKES, Richard.

"Otto Neals: Artist & Teacher," Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, 1, 2 (November 2000), http://www.ijele.com/vol1.2/walkes.html.

WOODE, Ekow N.

"Art and Politics, Politics and Art." (Ph.D. diss., University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 1983).

YOWLES, Natalie.

"Modern Art and Artists in Ghana: A Cultural Development." (Ph.D. diss. University of Legon, Ghana, 1981).

ZIORKLUI, Emmanuel Doe.

Ghana: Nkrumah to Rawlings (Osu-Accra: Em-Zed Books Centre, 1993).