Kongo Graphic Writing and Other Narratives of the Sign

Kongo Graphic Writing and Other Narratives of the Sign

By: Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz (author)Hardback

1 - 2 weeks availability

£63.00 With FREE Saver Delivery


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)

Create a review

About Author

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

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/02/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781439908167
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781439908167
  • weight: 748
  • ISBN10: 1439908168

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly