Qty:1
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Save: $12.30 (16%)
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Voices of the Poor in Afr... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Voices of the Poor in Africa:: Moral Economy and the Popular Imagination (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora) Hardcover – October 10, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-1580461078 ISBN-10: 1580461077

Buy New
Price: $62.70
4 New from $37.50 3 Used from $37.49
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$62.70
$37.50 $37.49
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Hero Quick Promo
Save up to 90% on Textbooks
Rent textbooks, buy textbooks, or get up to 80% back when you sell us your books. Shop Now
$62.70 FREE Shipping. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews

Review

The book is an important contribution to our understanding of Africa. It may become one of those "must read" books for all Africanists. H-AFRICA Elizabeth Isichei's Voices of the Poor/I> is an eloquent and ambitious effort to reconstruct the popular consciousness of ordinary Africans through the myths, rumors, and memories that circulate in African societies. Voices of the Poor/ is ambitious in its aims and sweeping in its scope. It is eloquently written and copiously documented . . . Isichei's fine book points the way to further integration between anthopology and history, providing a rich example of the means by which scholars can investigate popular consciousness by taking seriously the world of symbolic meaning. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORICAL STUDIES, Volume 36 Number 2 (2003)

About the Author

ELIZABETH ISICHEI is Professor of Religious Studies, Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand and author of over a dozen books on African history and political thought.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora (Book 12)
  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: University of Rochester Press (October 10, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580461077
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580461078
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,843,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
0%
4 star
100%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By W Boudville HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 7, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Isichei gives us a sweeping survey of African views and folktales. Perspectives that are often ignored outside the continent. Yet here, as in fragments of poetry that she translates, they shine through in eloquence.

Grim subjects also appear. Especially the sourge of AIDS, which ravages southern Africa. An irony is that traditional folk healers' influences are sometimes reinforced by AIDS. Mostly because of the lack of an affordable cure, since the protease inhibitors are largely out of the peasants' budgets.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Voices of the Poor in Africa:: Moral Economy and the Popular Imagination (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora)
This item: Voices of the Poor in Africa:: Moral Economy and the Popular Imagination (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora)
Price: $75.00 $62.70
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com