Nomads of Niger

Nomads of Niger

by Carol Beckwith, Angela Fisher
     
 

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This extraordinary book is the finest to be published about a unique and colorful people--the Wodaabe of Niger, in Saharan Africa. The simple graphic text and the breathtaking color photographs--more than 140 of them, made by Carol Beckwith over eighteen months of living among the Wodaabe--follow Mokao and his group through a year's journey. The central events of…  See more details below

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This extraordinary book is the finest to be published about a unique and colorful people--the Wodaabe of Niger, in Saharan Africa. The simple graphic text and the breathtaking color photographs--more than 140 of them, made by Carol Beckwith 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.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Belgian anthropologist Van Offelen banded with American photographer Beckwith to produce this stunning 1983 volume on the Wodaabe, the pastoral nomads of the West African Fulani people. Along with the 144 photographs are numerous line drawings and a healthy portion of Van Offelen's observations. This remains ``recommended for area collections and for libraries where there is interest in the decorative arts of traditional societies'' ( LJ 12/15/83).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810981256
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
10.25(w) x 13.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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