African Ceremonies
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Price
£35.00

Format
Hardback

Publishing Date
21/10/2002

Pages
400 pages

Height
350mm

Width
257mm

Illustrations
Mixed media 461 colour illustrations + audio CD

Rights
UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Central & South America, Caribbean

ISBN
9780810934849

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African Ceremonies


Abrams are proud to publish a newly designed one-volume edition of this definitive work, containing more than half of the magnificent photographs that were in the original edition - plus several new ones. This carefully conceived work offers a complete introduction to the traditional rites and rituals of Africa, including baby namings, initiations, weddings, harvest blessings, coronations, healing exorcisms, and funerals, among others. Many of these rituals will never be performed again; few have been pictured and described with the intimacy, knowledge, and skill of Beckwith and Fisher. The book also includes an audio CD featuring tracks of intimate, secret and rarely heard ceremonies from many countries throughout Africa that were recorded over a period of six years by David Bradnum, a musician and award-winning composer.

About the Author(s)
Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher have been photographing Africa for over 30 years. Together and separately they have produced several widely acclaimed, award-winning books. Their work has appeared in National Geographic, Time, LIFE, People, The New York Times, and elsewhere. Beckwith and Fisher lecture frequently around the world, and live in London when not traveling. Malidoma Patrice Some teaches, lectures, and conducts workshops in initiation rituals and shamanism around the world, and has published several books. He lives in Oakland, CA.

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