Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only

Title Twins in African and diaspora cultures [electronic resource] : double trouble, twice blessed / edited by Philip M. Peek.

Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description vi, 366 p. : ill., map.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : beginning to rethink twins / Philip M. Peek -- Twins and double beings among the Bamana and Maninka of Mali / Pascal James Imperato and Gavin H. Imperato -- Twins and intertwinement : reflections on ambiguity and ambivalence in northwestern Namibia / Steven Van Wolputte -- Sustaining the oneness in their twoness : poetics of twin figures (ere ibeji) among the Yoruba / Babatunde Lawal -- "Son dos los jimaguas" ("the twins are two") : worship of the sacred twins in Lucumi religious culture / Ysamur Flores-Pena -- Twins, couples, and doubles and the negotiation of spirit-human identities among the Win / Susan Cooksey -- Double portraits : images of twinness in West African studio photography / C. Angelo Micheli -- Forever liminal : twins among the Kapsiki/Higi of north Cameroon and northeastern Nigeria / Walter E.A. Van Beek -- Snake, bush, and metaphor : twinship among Ubangians / Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers -- Fiction and forbidden sexual fantasy in the culture of Temne twins / Frederick John Lamp -- Embodied dilemma : Tabwa twinship in thought and performance / Allen F. Roberts -- Children of the moon : twins in Luba art and ontology / Mary Nooter Roberts -- Two equals three : twins and the trickster in Haitian vodou / Marilyn Houlberg -- Divine children : the ibejis and the eres in Brazilian candomble / Stefania Capone -- The ambiguous ordinariness of Yoruba twins / Elisha P. Renne -- Twins, albinos, and vanishing prisoners : a Mozambican theory of political power / Paulo Granjo.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Twins -- Social aspects -- Africa.
Twins -- Africa -- Religious aspects.
Twins in art.
African diaspora.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Peek, Philip M.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780253356246 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780253223074 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780253001634 (electronic bk.)

Available items only