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AFRICAN CEREMONIES

African Ceremonies - slipcased, Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

In four previous books, Beckwith and Fisher have documented vanishing tribal customs in Africa. This is their masterwork - a monumental two-volume exploration of traditional African rites and rituals. Spanning the continent, Beckwith and Fisher open our eyes to scores of exotic and wondrous ceremonies - baby namings, initiations, weddings, harvest blessings, coronations, healing exorcisms, and funerals, among others. Many of these rituals will never be performed again; few have been pictured and described with the intimacy, knowledge and skill of Beckwith and Fisher.

Overflowing with nearly 850 magnificent color photographs, African Ceremonies is one of the most important works on Africa ever published. Beckwith Fisher, who collaborated on African Ark, have been photographing in Africa for 30 years. Beckwith is also co-author of Maasai and Nomads of Niger. Fisher is the author of Africa Adorned. Periodicals such as National Geographic, Time, LIFE, People, The New York Times, and many others have reported on their achievements and featured their photographs.

This work is slipcased and includes forty-five maps.

$150.00

Also available by Beckwith and Fisher:

African Ceremonies, concise edition

African Ceremonies was released in 1999 in a slip-cased, $150, two-volume edition; it features 850 images. This new edition, the concise edition, features more than 400 of the original photographs and a CD of ceremonial African music.

Passages: Photographs in Africa

Distilled from African Ceremonies, this collection of 89 images in paperback format treats readers to intimate, behind-the-scenes glimpses of authentic African rituals and religious rites.

$49.95
$24.95

African Ark: People and Ancient Cultures of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa

The Horn of Africa - which comprises all of Ethiopia, part of Kenya, the Sudan and Somalia, and the enclave of Djibouti - is home to four ancient cultures which have survived side-by-side for thousands of years. Oversize colorplates, line drawings and maps take us from the coast to the Rift Valley, through deserts, over mountains and into swamps, into societies where story, legend, crafts, family life, and tribal ritual are little touched by modern civilization.

Nomads of Niger

This book follows the lives of the Wodaabe of Niger, in Saharan Africa. The text and color photographs - more than 140 of them, made over eighteen months of living among the Wodaabe--follow Mokao and his group through a year's journey. The central events of their lives - and the focus of this book - are two great celebrations, culminating in a stirring sequence of festive dances.

$75.00
$29.98
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