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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The book is stunning to look at, and the writing style is fun and easy to follow. My book is an attempt at telling a small part of it. This alpyabets the book begging to be written for just the right scholar. Jessica marked it as to-read Aug 10, Due to popular demand for the first edition, Mark Batty Publisher proudly announces a reissue of this title in paperback.

Other editions – View all Afrikan Alphabets: As a white teacher of mostly Black kids, I will be using what I learned from this book to make sure my kiddos learn more than I did. I was enthused about the topic but disappointed by the execution. They destroyed the printing press that [King Ibrahim Njoya: Kyalo marked it as to-read Jan 27, Among the alphabets that are analyzed and illustrated are scripts such as Mende, Vai, Nsibidi, Bamum, Tifinagh; and the Somali and Writingg scripts.

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May 19, Liepollo added it. Brussels Belgium – African alphabets have a rich cultural and artistic history. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This informative book will alphavets of interest to anyone fascinated with African culture and art.

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I wanted to learn more about it, so I had my local library order this from a university for me. As a white American person, I did not learn much about anything African in school.

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Shane marked it as to-read Sep 14, Mafundikwa both understands the importance of this book, wants sincerely to see it written and has the roots and wanderlust to take the samples from primary sources. Lists with This Book. David marked it as to-read Oct 17, A fascinating read that fills in a few of the gaping holes in my European education. Cherity marked it as to-read Feb 07, Writing systems pictographs, mnemonic devices, syllabaries and alphabets across the African continent and the Diaspora are displayed and described.

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Apr 11, James Coleby rated it it was amazing. Aries Eroles marked it as to-read Aug 09, Written by Saki Mafundikwa, graphic designer and founder of Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts ZIVAthe book documents the rich alphabets and visual symbols of Africa and reveals the continent’s valuable contributions to the history of visual communication. Just a moment while we sign you te to your Goodreads account. For the last twenty years, Saki Mafundikwa periodically researched and travelled across the African continent and Diaspora to present an exceptional og of the alphabets history and usage, including entertaining anecdotes and a wealth of highly graphical and attractive illustrations.

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Afrikan Alphabets: The Story of Writing in Africa

Wwriting author, Saki Mafundikwa, weaves in the stories of his travels and the stores of the real people, cultures, and languages that these alphabets come from. This book gives the history of many African alphabets and shows you what they look like.

Seth Rumbley rated it liked it Jan 17, Many continue to be used today. Natalie marked it as to-read Jun 14, My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Their power was threatened by his achievements. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Mark Batty- Design – pages. The Story of Writing in Afrika’ sets the record straight in a way that is easily accessible to everyone. Lizzy marked it as to-read Oct 07, Other alphabets, writing styles, paintings, pictographs, ideographs, and symbols are compared and contrasted. The author is a graphic artist, not a linguist or historian, and what he’s put together is not a “story” so much as ghe scrapbook of curious information, much of it without any context or interpretation.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jul 26, Bethany Lynn rated it it was amazing. The Story of Writing in Afrika. Hardcoverpages. Alphabdts, most people do not know of Africa s achievements and contributions to history and to humanity.