DOGON AFRICA'S PEOPLE OF THE CLIFFS

By: BEEK, WALTER E. A. VAN

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In a remote area of Mali, West Africa, the people called Dogon survive today as they have for thousands of years: in mud-brick houses below the Bandiagara cliffs. In the sandy plains, they grow the millet and sorghum they need to live. This arresting photographic portrait allows us privileged access to their traditional way of life, remarkably maintained today even after extensive contact with Western civilization.

Stephenie Hollyman's intimate pictures show a tightly knit, cooperative society engaging in daily activities and sacred rituals: planting and harvesting crops, creating crafts, and performing varied religious ceremonies, most notably the masked dances with which the Dogon celebrate the honored burial of their dead. Walter van Beek's engaging narrative displays the authority and observant eye of an anthropologist who has long lived among the people he writes about. This astonishing volume will find a rapt audience among readers of Abrams' acclaimed African Ceremonies and other popular books on vanishing African tribal customs.

Title: DOGON AFRICA'S PEOPLE OF THE CLIFFS

Author Name: BEEK, WALTER E. A. VAN

Categories: World History,

ISBN Number: 0810943735

ISBN Number 13: 9780810943735

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Seller ID: 243074

Description: C2001 ILLUSTRATED HARDCOVER IN DUST JACKET [BEEK, WALTER E. A. VAN] {SOME FADING TO SPINE} AFRICA'S PEOPLE OF THE CLIFFS

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