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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Sadly, their story is little known both within and outside of Africa. Due to popular demand for the first edition, Mark Batty Publisher proudly announces a reissue of this title in paperback. Other alphabets, writing styles, paintings, pictographs, ideographs, and symbols are compared and contrasted.

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Contents Roots of Afrikan Alphabets. Stephani rated it really liked it Oct 02, Preview — Afrikan Alphabets by Saki Mafundikwa.

An entertaining and anecdotal text explains the wealth of highly graphical 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. Nov 12, Ruth Ann rated it did not like it Shelves: Writing systems across the Afrikan continent and the Diaspora are analyzed and illustrated; syllabaries, paintings, pictographs, ideographs and symbols are compared and contrasted.

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Elizabeth Van hodson marked it as to-read Aug 22, No eBook available Amazon. I devoured it in a day!

Diane Warrington marked it as to-read Aug 10, Shinynickel marked it as to-read Mar 10, Jessica marked it as to-read Aug 10, Goodreads helps you keep track wirting books you want to read. Yoh Kouma marked it as to-read Apr 09, I do not usually finish nonfiction books unless someone makes me. My book is an attempt at telling a small part of it.

For the last twenty years, Saki Mafundikwa periodically researched and travelled across the African continent and Diaspora to present an exceptional account of the alphabets history and usage, including entertaining anecdotes and a wealth of highly graphical and attractive illustrations.

Their story is little known, however, due largely to their suppression by colonial powers. Kate marked it as to-read Feb 28, Kyalo marked it as to-read Jan 27, As a white teacher of mostly Black kids, Atrikan will be using what I learned from this book to make sure my kiddos learn more than I did.

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Marcia Van Camp marked it as to-read Aug 09, Saki Mafundikwa is a graphic designer, typographer and design educator. Peter Wunderlich rated it it was amazing Jun 08, 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. Nashira rated it it was amazing Nov 29, May 19, Liepollo added it.

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 Mugendi M’rithaa rated it it was amazing Dec 23, Laura marked it as to-read Sep 20, Refresh and try again. Writing systems across the Afrikan continent are reviewed: