The So Pots of Central Africa

African Archaeology, Volume 91 This book is an original study of very large pots in parts of Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria.

Author: Graham Connah

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Oxford Limited

ISBN: 1407316885

Category: Social Science

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African Archaeology, Volume 91 This book is an original study of very large pots in parts of Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria. Found in excavations and surface fieldwork, they have been attributed to the So, a group of pre-Islamic inhabitants of the area before the sixteenth century AD, who have become mythologised as giants. Originally for burial, in some cases the pots have been dug up by villagers and reused: for brewing beer or as dye pits for indigo cloth. The book focuses on a group of these pots that survived until the late twentieth century in villages in a small part of Borno, north-eastern Nigeria. With the passage of time and terrorist activities in the region, their fate is now unknown and the photographs from 1963 to 1993 reproduced in this book have become a major archive of an unusual pottery group.
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British Central Africa

Pottery , like many other arts in Central Africa , has retrogressed from a once higher standard to a low one . The old earthenware we dig up from time to time is superior in design , shape , and finish to the native pottery of the ...

Author: Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston

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ISBN: NYPL:33433082458351

Category: Africa, Central

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British Central Africa

Pottery , like many other arts in Central Africa , has retregressed from a once higher standard to a low one . The old earthenware we dig up from time to time is superior in design , shape , and finish to the native pottery of the ...

Author: Harry Johnston

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ISBN: IND:30000130905429

Category: Africa, Central

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British Central Africa

Pottery , like many other arts in Central Africa , has retrogressed from a once higher standard to a low one . The old earthenware we dig up from time to time is superior in design , shape , and finish to the native pottery of the ...

Author: Harry Hamilton Johnston

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ISBN: UCAL:B4517373

Category: Malawi

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Central Africa in the Caribbean

Rather than dying by poison , however , the tale humorously has the man punished by becoming magically stuck to the pot , a common revelatory motif in Central African tales for the crime of trespass . So with his head stuck in the pot ...

Author: Maureen Warner-Lewis

Publisher: University of the West Indies Press

ISBN: 9766401187

Category: History

Page: 391

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A sweeping, multidisciplinary study that analyzes and identifies some of the main lineaments of the Central African cultural legacy in the Caribbean. This long-awaited study is based on more than three decades of research and analysis. Scholars will be fascinated with the transatlantic comparative data. The author identifies Central African cultural forms in those areas settled in Africa by the Koongo, Mbundu, and Ovimbunde. (The modern-day locations of these three ethnic groups are present-day Congo, Zaire and Angola.) The book illuminates Caribbean thought and practice by comparison with Central African worldview and custom. The work is based on extensive primary and secondary sources, oral interviews, letters and diaries, folktales, proverbs and songs. In its multidisciplinary approach and depth, it highlights the debate concerning the origin and transformation of cultural forms in the Caribbean against a larger background of African culture, economy, colonialism, slavery, emancipation and independence. With its Central African focus, the book is a pioneering perspective on Caribbean cultural forms. A noted linguist, the author uses her knowledge of the most functional languages
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You Can Grow African Violets

The Official Guide Authorized by the African Violet Society of America, Inc. Joyce Stork, Kent Stork ... so it is not necessary to cover the pot edge. ... pot. Adequate Drainage In east central Africa nature provided a run-off system so.

Author: Joyce Stork

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595443444

Category: Gardening

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Have you ever killed an African violet? Kent and Joyce Stork killed their first violet too! They soon mastered the skills for growing the plant and eventually wrote for the African Violet Magazine, the official publication of the African Violet Society of America, Inc. for over ten years. Their column For Beginners explained the basic elements of growing violets in an entertaining and straightforward way that anyone could understand. Now these columns have been adapted and edited to provide even the most novice grower with a step-by-step guide, whether the goal is simply to keep violets alive or to exhibit the plants in competitive shows.
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The Lake Regions of Central Africa

A cunning workman will make in a day four of these pots , some of them containing several gallons , and their perfect ... The mtungi is a large water - vessel with a short and narrow neck , and rounded at the bottom so as to be ...

Author: Sir Richard Francis Burton

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ISBN: OXFORD:503441226

Category: Africa, Central

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The Pot King

It is noteworthy that bodily contacts while sleeping have completely been internalised and de-eroticised throughout Central Africa. Subsequently, it so happens that perfect strangers can even share the same bed and feel perfectly at ...

Author: Jean-Pierre Warnier

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047422709

Category: Social Science

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The king of Mankon (Cameroon) acts as a container of ancestral substances he distributes to his people. This book shows how the exercise of power in a contemporary African kingdom is based on the implementation of bodily and material technologies.
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The Lake Regions of Central Africa

On entering the hut, I found the old man and his chief wife sitting side by side on a bench of earth strewed over with grass, and partioned like stalls for sleeping apartments, while in front of them were placed numerous wooden pots of ...

Author: Bayard Taylor

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789925070732

Category: Travel

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Reprint of the original, first published in 1874.
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The Scramble for Art in Central Africa

If so , why ? And what eventually prompted Europeans to take an interest in art depicting the now wellknown ... He states , for example , that Mangbetu pots were better than those of other African peoples due to their symmetry .

Author: Enid Schildkrout

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052158678X

Category: Art

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This book is about the expeditions from Europe and North America to collect African art objects at the turn of the century.
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