Weekly Book List, August 15, 2014

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In Step with the Times: Mapiko Masquerades of Mozambique by Paolo Israel (Ohio University Press; 296 pages; $32.95). A study of mapiko masks and the masquerading tradition's associated dance and music.

Learning Senegalese Sabar: Dancers and Embodiment in New York and Dakar by Eleni Bizas (Berghahn Books; 154 pages; $70). Draws on fieldwork in both cities in a comparative study of the teaching of Senegalese dance as