n Journal of Comparative Law in Africa - The protection of traditional cultural expressions in Africa, Enyinna Nwauche - book review

Volume 4 Number 2
  • ISSN : 2311-6889


In May 2017, French top fashion brand, Chanel, sparked controversy over allegations that it stole indigenous Australian culture by producing a boomerang priced at $2,000.1 Similar allegations have been made against numerous food, fashion, pharmacological and industrial companies over the last century.2 In this context, The Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions in Africa makes a vital intervention in the literature on state protection of indigenous intellectual property.

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