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Selected Writings by Katherine Dunham
Katherine Dunham's Journey to Accompong. With an introduction by Ralph Linton and illustrations by Ted Cook. New York: Henry Holt, 1946. Reprinted, Westport, Conn.: Negro Universities Press, 1971.
Las danzas de Haití (in Spanish and English). Translated by Javier Romero. Acta anthropológica (Mexico) 2.4 (1947). Published in French as Les danses d’Haïti, with a forward by Claude Lévi-Strauss (Paris: Fasquelle Éditeurs, 1950). Revised and published in English as Dances of Haiti, with photographs by Patricia Cummings (Center for Afro-American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 1983).
A Touch of Innocence. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1959. Reprint, University of Chicago Press, 1994.
Island Possessed. New York: Doubleday, 1969. Reprint, University of Chicago, 1994.
Kasamance: A Fantasy. Illustrated by Bennie Arrington after original drawings by Joh Pratt. New York: Odarkai Books, 1974.
Selected Writings about Katherine Dunham
Aschenbrenner, Joyce. Katherine Dunham: Dancing a Life. Urbana and Chicago: Southern Illinois Press, 2002.
Beckford, Ruth. Katherine Dunham: A Biography. New York and Basel: Marcel Dekker, 1979.
Buckle, Richard. Katherine Dunham, Her Dancers, Singers, Musicians. Illustrated by Roger Wood and other photographers.London: Ballet Publications, 1949.
Caribbean Cultural Center. The Worldview of Katherine Dunham. Edited by Gayle Louison and Mora J. Byrd. Catalog for two photodocumentary exhibitions celebrating the life and work of Katherine Dunham. New York: Franklin H. Williams Caribbean Cultural Center, African Diaspora Institute, 1994.
Clark, Vèvè A. and Margaret B. Wilkerson, eds. Kaiso! Katherine Dunham: An Anthololgy of Writings . Berkeley: Institute for the Study of Cultural Change, CCEW Women’s Center. University of California, 1978. Revised as Kaiso!: An Anthology of Writings by and about Katherine Dunham edited by VèVè A. Clark and Sara E. Johnson. Studies in Dance History, a monograph series sponsored by the Society of Dance History Scholars. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, forthcoming.
Hill, Constance Valis. "Katherine Dunham’s Southland: Protest in the Face of Repression." Dancing Many Drums, edited by Thomas F. DeFrantz. Studies in Dance History, a monograph series sponsored by the Society of Dance History Scholars. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 2002.
Long, Richard A. The Black Tradition in American Dance. Photographs selected and annotated by Joe Nash. New York: Rizzoli, 1989.
Rose, Albirda. Dunham Technique: A Way of Life. Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt, 1990.
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