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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Written and designed by a Zimbabwean graphic artist who trained and worked sotry the USA before returning home, this book is just wonderful. David marked it as to-read Oct 17, The Story of Writing in Afrika. I devoured it in a day!

Judah marked it as to-read Mar 09, Other editions – View all Afrikan Alphabets: Joana rated it it was amazing Aug 29, I do not usually finish nonfiction books unless someone makes me.

An entertaining and anecdotal text explains the wealth of highly graphical and attractive illustrations. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Other alphabets, writing styles, paintings, pictographs, ideographs, and symbols off compared and contrasted.

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Maelis Astroc rated it really liked it Oct 30, To ask africca readers questions about Afrikan Alphabetsplease sign up. The book is stunning to look at, and the writing style is fun and easy to follow.

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Chimezie Ogbuji rated it it was amazing Jul 18, Jesus marked it as to-read Jun 21, This was the book begging to be written for just the right scholar. Preview afriksn Afrikan Alphabets by Saki Mafundikwa. As a white American person, I did not learn much about anything African in school.

Their story is little known, however, due largely to their suppression by colonial powers. Among the alphabets that are analyzed and illustrated are scripts such as Mende, Vai, Nsibidi, Bamum, Tifinagh; and the Somali and Ethiopian scripts. 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.

Want to Read saving…. Will Mutua marked it as to-read Aug 14, Michael marked it as to-read Feb 04, Saki Mafundikwa is a graphic designer, typographer and design educator.

News Features Events Newsletter. Balogun marked it as to-read Jul 22, Mark Batty- Design – pages. May 19, Liepollo added it.

This is an extensively illustrated and informative visual journey through an aspect of African culture and art. Their power was threatened by his achievements. Cherity marked it as to-read Feb 07, Gretchen Mckay marked it as to-read Sep 05, I have learned about apphabets many people and places I had not heard of before!

Afrikan Alphabets: The Story of Writing in Africa

Laura marked it as to-read Sep 20, Natalie marked it as to-read Jun 14, I wanted to learn more about it, so I had my local library order this from a university for me.

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Lizzy marked it as to-read Oct 07, thd 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. Few people realize that African societies were writing before the arrival of Europeans, in fact at the time Europeans ‘discovered’ the Vai script of Liberia afica the early 19th century, literacy teh more widespread among the Vai people than in certain parts of America and Britain.

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. Stephani rated it really liked it Oct 02, Both entertaining and anecdotal, Afrikan Alphabets presents a wealth of highly graphical, attractive and inspiring illustrations. No trivia or quizzes yet. Other editions – View all Afrikan Alphabets: