Ashanti to Zulu African Traditions Author:Margaret Musgrove, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator) While a Kung boy searches for water under the desert sand and a Lozi girl settles into a boat to leave her flooded home, a Dogon farmer is carving his fields into a mountainside, and a Jie herder is grazing his cattle on flat green grasslands. As a Ouadai market woman bargains from beneath the shelter of woven leaves that protects her from the h... more »ot sun, a Xhosa woman wraps up in a blanket to keep warm.
This is Africa, an enormous and varied continent inhabited by hundreds of different people whose array of customs and traditions are as diverse as the land itself. In this collection of vignettes I have tried to introduce the reader to twenty-six African peoples by depicting a custom important to each. Some of the customs are unique and relate only to a particular people. Others are shared by many peoples, but all reflect African values or philosophies.« less