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The Shattered Gourd: Yoruba Forms in Twentieth Century American Art

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"The Shattered Gourd" uses the lens of visual art to examine connections between the United States and the Yoruba region of western Nigeria.

In Yoruba legend, the sacred Calabash of Being contained the Water of Life; when the gourd was shattered, its fragments were scattered over the ground, death invaded the world, and imperfection crept into human affairs. In more modern
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by University of Washington Press
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