AFRIKAN ALPHABETS THE STORY OF WRITING IN AFRICA PDF

from a library! Afrikan alphabets: the story of writing in Afrika. [Saki Mafundikwa ] African languages — Alphabet — History. Writing — Africa. View all subjects. Both entertaining and anecdotal, Afrikan Alphabets presents a wealth of highly graphical, attractive and inspiring illustrations. Writing systems across the Afrikan . Writing systems across the Afrikan continent are reviewed: the scripts of the West Africans – Mende, Vai, Nsibidi, Bamum and the Somali, and Ethiopian scripts.

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Writing systems across the Afrikan continent are reviewed: Stephen Simpson rated it it was ok Feb 04, The French soldiers threw Bamum sacred objects into the street. The words ‘civilization’ and ‘writing’, to many, are synonymous with ‘Westernization’. I have learned about so many people and places I had not heard of before! Cynthia marked it as to-read Aug 09, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, alphabetd phone.

As a white American person, I did not learn much about anything African wrting school. An excellent book and one of a kind, literally as there is no other book that I know of that has soo many indigenous African scripts.

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Balogun marked it as to-read Jul 22, Peter Wunderlich rated it it was amazing Jun 08, Both entertaining and anecdotal, Afrikan Alphabets presents a wealth of highly graphical, tthe and inspiring illustrations. Refresh and try again. Mark Batty- Art – pages. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Nov 12, Ruth Ann rated it did not like it Shelves: This is an extensively illustrated and informative visual journey through an aspect of African culture and art. Jesus marked it as afrixa Jun 21, Writing systems across the Afrikan continent and the Diaspora are analyzed and writig syllabaries, paintings, pictographs, ideographs and symbols are compared and contrasted.

Their story is little known, however, due largely to their suppression by colonial powers.

Afrikan Alphabets: The Story of Writing in Africa – Saki Mafundikwa – Google Books

The Story of Writing in Afrika. Their power was threatened by his achievements. Seth Rumbley rated it liked it Jan 17, Afrikan alphabets have a long history, fantastic variety, and some continue to be in current use today.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Michael marked it as to-read Feb 04, Other editions – View all Afrikan Alphabets: Erik rated it really liked it Jun 04, Jul 26, Bethany Lynn rated it it was amazing. Account Options Sign in.

Robyn rated it really liked it Mar 13, Open Preview See a Ib I do not usually read nonfiction unless I alphabeets forced to. Other editions – View all Afrikan Alphabets: Nashira rated it it was amazing Nov 29, Elizabeth Van hodson marked it as to-read Aug 22, Ousseynou Diagne rated it really liked it Apr 29, News Features Events Newsletter.

The Story of Writing in Afrika’ sets the record straight in a way that is easily accessible to everyone.