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Author Doris, David Todd.

Title Vigilant things : on thieves, Yoruba anti-aesthetics, and the strange fates of ordinary objects in Nigeria / David T. Doris.

Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.896333 DORI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 420 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), maps ; 27 cm
Notes "Throughout southwestern Nigeria, Yoruba men and women create objects called ààlé to protect their properties from the ravages of thieves. Ààlé are objects of such unassuming appearance that a non-Yoruba viewer might not register their important presence in the Yoruba visual landscape. David T. Doris argues that ààlé are keys to understanding how images function in Yoruba social and cultural life." --Publisher description.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 394-405) and index.
Subject Yoruba (African people) -- Material culture.
Art, Yoruba.
Philosophy, Yoruba.
Yoruba (African people) -- Communication.
Yoruba (African people) -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 9780295990736 (hbk.)
0295990732 (hbk.)