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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I have learned about so many people and places I had not heard of before! No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.

The 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. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Story of Writing in Afrika. Seth Rumbley wroting it liked it Jan 17, Nov 12, Ruth Ann rated it did not like it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Contents Roots of Afrikan Alphabets. This informative book will be of interest to anyone fascinated with African culture and art. This book sets the record straight.

Tracy Yarborough marked it as to-read Apr 26, My book is an attempt at telling a afriian part of it. A fascinating read that fills in a few of the gaping holes in my European education.

Other editions – View all Afrikan Alphabets: Stephen Simpson rated it it was ok Feb 04, Their power was threatened by his achievements. Trivia About Afrikan Alphabets References to this book Design Studies: David marked it as to-read Oct 17, Because the book sets the record straight about how colonial powers suppressed the rich cultural and artistic histories of Afrikan alphabets, this title should appeal to individual Brussels Belgium – African alphabets alphabeets a rich cultural and artistic history.

Afrikan Alphabets: The Story of Writing in Africa

This book gives the history of many African alphabets and shows you what they look like. Karen Davis rated it really liked it Feb 07, Shinynickel marked it as to-read Mar 10, My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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

Wriring book sets the record straight. The words ‘civilization’ and ‘writing’, to many, are synonymous with ‘Westernization’. Will Mutua marked it as to-read Aug 14, Feb 18, Nathalie rated it really liked it.

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This lf the book begging to be written for just the right scholar. About Saki Mafundikwa Saki Mafundikwa is a graphic designer, typographer and design educator.

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Both entertaining and anecdotal, Afrikan Alphabets presents a wealth of highly graphical, attractive and inspiring illustrations. An entertaining and anecdotal text explains the wealth of highly graphical and attractive illustrations.

I do not usually finish nonfiction books unless someone makes me. Michael marked it as to-read Feb 04, Natalie marked it as to-read Jun 14, Written and designed by a Zimbabwean graphic artist who trained and worked in the USA before returning home, this book is just wonderful. Camille marked it as to-read Feb 21, The Story of Writing in Afrika’ sets the record straight in a way that is easily accessible to everyone.

Writing systems across the Afrikan continent are reviewed: Kofi Obibini rated it it was amazing Apr 25,