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African Ceremonies Hardcover – 1 Nov 1999
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About the Author
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. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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The ceremonies are divided into 6 groups -1)birth and initiation,2)courtship and marriage,3)royalty and power,4)seasonal rites,5)beliefs and worship and 6)spirits and ancestors.Each section has a good text which explains the ceremonies.
The pictures in general are very good but a few are overexposed.There is a comprehensive bibliography and a CD of traditional and cereminial Africian music.
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