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The African Wrapper

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The wrapper, known by a variety of names including lappa and pagne, is one of the simplest and most visually present forms of bodily adornment found across the African continent. Although the material of a wrapper can vary from strip-woven,...

Fashionability in Colonial and Postcolonial Togo

African Dress : Fashion, Agency, Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Lomé’s buzzing semicircular boulevard portrays a decaying cityscape of dilapidated hotels, restaurants, government offices, and vacant buildings alongside street eateries, cybercafés, and stalls with pirated DVDs. Large-scale billboard...