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Appiah, Kwame A. "Is the Post-in Postmodern the Post-in Postcolonial?" Critical Inquiry 17 (1991): 336–357.

Ben-Amos, Paula. "African Visual Arts from a Social Perspective." African Studies Review 32, no. 2 (1989): 1–53. A review of anthropological literature.

Bravmann, René A. Islam and Tribal Art in West Africa. Cambridge, U.K., and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1974.

——. Open Frontiers: The Mobility of Art in Black Africa. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1973.

Carroll, Kevin. Yoruba Religious Carving: Pagan and Christian Sculpture in Nigeria and Dahomey. Foreword by William Fagg. London and Dublin: G. Chapman, 1967.

Deliss, Clémentine, gen. ed., and Jane Havell, ed. Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa. London: Whitechapel, 1995.

Enwezor, Okwui, ed. The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945–1994. Munich and New York: Prestel, 2001.

Fagg, William. African Majesty: From Grassland and Forest: The Barbara and Murray Frum Collection, May 22–July 12, 1981. Introduction by Alan G. Wilkinson. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1981.

Fall, N'Goné, and Jean Loup Pivin, eds. An Anthology of African Art: The Twentieth Century. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 2002. A collection on the transition from traditional to contemporary African Art.

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Hassan, Salah M., and Achamyeleh Debela. "Addis Connections: The Making of Modern Ethiopian Art Movement." In Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa, edited by Jane Havell, general editor Clémentine Deliss, 127–139. London: Whitechapel, 1995.

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Lamp, Frederick. Art of the Baga: A Drama of Cultural Invention. Forewords by Simon Ottenberg and Djibril Tamsir Niane. New York: Museum for African Art, 1996.

Mount, Marshall W. African Art: The Years since 1920. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1973. Reviews contemporary art schools, workshops, and styles up to the early 1970s.

Oguibe, Olu, and Okwui Enwezor, eds. Reading the Contemporary: African Art from Theory to the Marketplace. London: Institute of International Visual Arts, 1999.

Perani, Judith, and Fred T. Smith. The Visual Arts of Africa: Gender, Power, and Life Cycle Rituals. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1998.

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Picton, John. "In Vogue, or The Flavour of the Month: The New Way to Wear Black." In Reading the Contemporary: African Art from Theory to the Marketplace, edited by Olu Oguibe and Okwui Enwezor, 115–126. London: International Institute of Visual Arts, 1999.

——. "Neo-Traditional Sculpture in Nigeria." In An Anthology of African Art: The Twentieth Century, edited by N'Goné Fall and Jean Loup Pivin, 98–101. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 2002.

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Prussin, Labelle. Hatumere: Islamic Design in West Africa. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986.

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Steiner, Christopher B. African Art in Transit. Cambridge, U.K., and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Visonà, Monica Blackmun, Robin Poynor, Herbert M. Cole, and Michael D. Harris. A History of Art in Africa. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2001.

Williamson, Sue. Resistance Art in South Africa. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989.

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