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Nomads Who Cultivate Beauty: Wodaabe Dances and Visual Arts in Niger Hardcover – January, 2001


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute (January 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9171064672
  • ISBN-13: 978-9171064677
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.6 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,916,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A very good presentation of an intriguing group of people. It makes me reflect about what people define as beautiful. The notion of a man paying such attention to how "beautiful" he looks and what facial expressions best attract the attention of women is quite new, especially in light of the billions of dollars women spend on beauty products in the West.
Furthermore, it makes one wonder about whether their notion of beauty was a precursor or linked somehow to pre-Islamic
and post-Classical people's view of themselves as beautiful compared to sub-Saharan people.
This is a topic I think of as I read about Iranian/Arabs' description of people of African origin living among them.
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