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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Camille marked it as to-read Feb 21, This colourful, extensively illustrated and informative visual journey will be of yhe to everyone seeking inspiration from, or more information about, Afrikan culture and art.
Afrikan Alphabets: The Story of Writing in Africa by Saki Mafundikwa
Their power was threatened by his achievements. Other alphabets, writing styles, paintings, pictographs, ideographs, and symbols are compared and contrasted.
Account Options Sign in. This book sets the record straight. David marked it as to-read Oct atory, Stephen Simpson rated it it was ok Feb 04, Judah marked avrikan as to-read Mar 09, Published October 1st by Mark Batty Publisher first published Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
Robyn rated it really liked it Mar 13, Their story is little known, however, due largely to their suppression by colonial powers. From inside the book.
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Peter Wunderlich rated it it was amazing Jun 08, James rated it really liked it Jul 29, May 19, Liepollo added it. As a white American person, I did not learn much about anything African in afroca.
Cynthia marked it as to-read Aug 09, A fascinating read that fills in a few of the gaping holes in my European education. Chimezie Ogbuji rated it it was amazing Jul 18, Written and designed by a Zimbabwean graphic artist who trained and worked in the USA before returning home, this book is just wonderful.
This book gives the history of many African alphabets and shows you what they look like. Erik rated it really liked it Jun 04, Shane marked it as to-read Sep 14, Writing systems pictographs, mnemonic devices, syllabaries and alphabets across the African continent and the Diaspora are displayed and described.
As a white teacher of writihg Black kids, I will be using what I learned from this book to make sure my kiddos learn more than I did. This book sets the record straight.
Afrikan Alphabets: The Story of Writing in Africa
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. Kyalo marked it as to-read Jan 27, Luk Arrikan marked it as to-read Aug 14, Stephani rated it really liked it Oct 02, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
It does have some beautiful illustrations. The Story of Writing in Africa. Jul 26, Bethany Lynn rated it it was amazing.