Tusona – Luchazi Ideographs

ab 24,80 

Gerhard Kubik

A Graphic Tradition of West-Central Africa. 2nd enlarged Edition

ISBN 978-3-8258-7601-2
Band-Nr. 6
Jahr 2006
Seiten 376
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Studien zur Ethnopsychologie und Ethnopsychoanalyse


Various graphic systems designed to express and transmit
ideas or to convey messages were known in sub-Saharan
Africa in pre-colonial times, ideographic and pictographic
systems. One of the most intriguing of these traditions,
known across eastern Angola into northwestern Zambia, among
speakers of Luchazi, Chokwe, Lwena and related languages is
the tusona ideographs.

This work is a fascinating excursion into symbolism, the
remote history of eastern Angola, Luchazi oral literature,
mathematics, graphic art and communication.