Afrikan Alphabets : The Story of Writing in Afrika / Saki Mafundikwa

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Identifier: REF.CL.2175
Object type: Books
Dimensions: xix, 169 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
Copyright dates: 2004
Created by: Saki Mafundikwa
Designed by: Saki Mafundikwa
Preface by: Maurice Tadadjeu
Was created in: New York City
Subjects: African, alphabets
"'Afrikan Alphabets' describes a 20-year journey to collect information on the highly graphical and inspiring symbols that go to make up the over 20 alphabets featured in this book. Writing systems (pictograms, mnemonic devices, syllabaries, and alphabets) across the African continent and the Diaspora are displayed and described." -- book jacket front panel Table of Contents -- Preface / Maurice Tadadjeu -- Author's Introduction -- My Journey -- Roots of Afrikan Alphabets -- Historical Afrikan Alphabets -- Alphabets of the Diaspora -- Contemporary African Alphabets -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- Annotated Bibliography -- Glossary -- Index