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African Ark: People and Ancient Cultures of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa

Beckwith, Carol;Hancock, Graham;Fisher, Angela

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ISBN 10: 0810919028 / ISBN 13: 9780810919020
Published by Harry N Abrams Inc, New York, 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine as new hardcover in fine dust jacket. Signed by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. 4to. (9"x 12). 320pp. With photos by Beckwith & Fisher. Bookseller Inventory # 006655

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Title: African Ark: People and Ancient Cultures of ...

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Book by Carol Beckwith, Angela Fisher, Graham Hancock

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Two talented photographers focus on the Horn of Africa--an "ark" that shelters an astonishing variety of landscapes and human societies. Starting with the Christian Amharas of Lalibela and Axum and the Falashas of Lake Tana, they complete an arc that takes them to the seacoast of Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia, as far south as Lamu in Kenya, and finally to the remote peoples of the Southeast who still engage in stick fighting, body painting, scarification and the wearing of lip plates. Other handsome peoples they depict include the desert-dwelling Afar, Beja and Rashaida, the Somali nomads of Ogaden and the ecstatic Oromo (formerly Galla) pilgrims of the Bale Mountains. As in Beckwith and Fisher's previous, award-winning books ( Maasai and Nomads of the Niger ), their magnificent color photos (240 of them here) are the glory of this beautifully designed volume. Hancock's ( Ethiopia ) useful if uninspired text covers indigenous societies, cultures, crafts, religions, sacred places, dances, and cycles of life and death.
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