I Am Because We Are: African Wisdom in Image and Proverb [NOOK Book]


Unforgettable photographs of daily African life accompanied by hard-won, time-tested words
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I Am Because We Are: African Wisdom in Image and Proverb

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Unforgettable photographs of daily African life accompanied by hard-won, time-tested words
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Editorial Reviews

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"It is a stunning collection of photographs taken by Betty Press while she lived and traveled in Africa. In proverbs, philosophy and poetry have a fine marriage. Such is the relationship between Press's black-and-white photographs and the proverbs that root these images in our collective mind and spirit. . . .The power of this collection is that we are able to see the engaging images of the heirs of this wisdom and hear the voices of continuity, identity, and legacy that affirm their communal spirit."

--Joanne Veal Gabbin, James Madison University

"Press's images of Africa are timeless, immediate and personally authentic. . . .The proverbs accompany, expand, and ground the pictures."

--Alison Nordström, curator of photographs, George Eastman House

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617039355
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 6/3/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Betty Press, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is an adjunct professor of photography at the University of Southern Mississippi. She has been taking photographs in Africa since 1987 and lived in Kenya for eight years. Her photographs have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers as well as in the book, The New Africa: Dispatches from a Changing Continent.

Annetta Miller has worked and lived in East Africa for most of her life and has been collecting proverbs for more than thirty years. She has published several daily calendars featuring proverbs and a book titled Sharing Boundaries: Learning the Wisdom of Africa.

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