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BookThis bold, challenging and celebratory new book accompanies a major exhibition at the British Library the first in the UK to explore in such detail the vibrant cultural history of this complex and compelling region. The authors explain how West Africans have profoundly shaped their own histories, focusing in particular...
Casely-Hayford, Gus ; Topp Fargion, Janet ; Wallace, Marion
Interactive resourceGus Casely-Hayford (SOAS and King’s College London), Janet Topp Fargion (British Library) and Marion Wallace (British Library) introduce the cultural dynamism and creativity of West Africa, and explain how word, symbol and song have shaped a thousand years of history.
Casely-Hayford, Augustus ; Topp Fargion, Janet ; Wallace, Marion
Interactive resourceWest Africa is a place of great diversity – in language, in writing, in the hugely varied means of recording information and passing it on. Marion Wallace and Janet Topp Fargion (British Library) explore the region’s contribution to literacy, and the creativity with which West Africans communicate in word and...
Wallace, Marion ; Topp Fargion, Janet