This comprehensive book traces the history and development of visual traditions in the Kongo religions of Africa and Cuba (where it is known as Palo Monte)
Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz is an Assistant Professor in the African Art and Its Diaspora/Latin American and Caribbean Arts at Stanford University.
Acknowledgments 1 Introduction Existing LIterature Methodology 2 The Atlantic Passage: The Spread of Kongo Belief in Africa and to the Americas 3 The Process of Meaning Making: The Kongo Universe Kongo Cosmogony: Nza Kongo Kongo Cosmogony: Nza Cuba 4 Afro-Atlantic Graphic Writing: Bidimbu, Bisinsu, and Firmas Kongo Graphic Writing Systems: Overview of Character and Origins Ancient Memory: Rupestrian Art in Central Africa Writing to Preserve: Bidimbu and Bisinsu Writing to Remember: Firmas 5 Beyond the Scripture: Physical Forms of Graphic Writing Minkisi and Prendas: Written Objects Mambo: Writing Out Loud 6 Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
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