Tribes of the Great Rift Valley

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Tribes of the Great Rift Valley is a celebration of the traditional peoples who occupy the lands of the Great Rift Valley, from the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Eritrea, across the Ethiopian highlands, and down to the great lakes and plains of Kenya, Tanzania, and Malawi. Here are the proud, majestic warriors of the Maasai and Samburu, the Mursi with their jutting lip-plates, the guinea-fowl-painted faces of the Karo, the bull jumpers of the Hamar, and the honey seekers of the forests, the Batwa, among many other tribes. These fascinating peoples of the Rift Valley are remarkably diverse, yet sadly, nearly all of these communities face extinction in the near future due to Western influence.

Elizabeth Gilbert’s glorious black-and-white photography accompanied by her thoughtful, engaging text, offers sweeping views of this magnificent and sometimes harsh landscape and its peoples. Thought-provoking and remarkable, Tribes of the Great Rift Valley is a time capsule, perhaps even the last record, of age-old traditions and a way of life that will almost certainly soon vanish from our planet.

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Elizabeth L. Gilbert moved to Africa in 1991 to work as a photojournalist. Her images of conflicts and cultural issues in Somalia, Rwanda, and other East African countries have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Life, and The New York Times, as well as numerous major European publications. She is the author of Broken Spears: A Maasai Journey.

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Book Description Abrams, United States, 2007. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Tribes of the Great Rift Valley is a celebration and photographic study of the traditional peoples who occupy the tiny, remote villages scattered across the deserts, plains, hills and forests of the Great Rift Valley. From the red-ochre-painted warriors of Samburu to the Mursi with their jutting lip-plates to the guinea-fowl-painted faces of the Karo, the people of the Rift Valley remain among the most untouched and unchanged on the planet.This gorgeously illustrated book provides sweeping views of this wild landscape and its people, from the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Eritrea, across the Ethiopian highlands, and down to the great lakes and primordial forests of Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi. These fascinating cultures are remarkably diverse, yet nearly all of their communities and traditions face extinction due to Western influence.For the people of the Rift Valley, this book serves as a historic record of the living traditions they have carried with them into the twenty-first century. For those outside of Africa s borders, it serves as a family reunion, bringing the viewer into the world of their lost African relatives. This journey into the heart of Africa is designed to be a broad profile of tribal humanity to which every reader has a connection and provides a lasting record, perhaps even the last record, of a quickly disappearing way of life. Bookseller Inventory # AA29780810994119

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