Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions (Paperback)
Product DescriptionBy Margaret Musgrove; Pictures by Leon and Diane Dillon
This book has been prepared with great concern for accuracy and detail. The author has lived and studied in Ghana and has done extensive research there, at the University of Massachusets, and at Yale, in order to write this book. In preparing their illustrations, the artists have done considerable further research, consulting numerous publications, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the New York Public Library Picture Collection, the United Nations Library and Information Office, and the American Museum of Natural history. In order to show as much as possible about each different people, in most paintings they have included a man, a woman, a child, their living quarters, an aftifact, and a local animal, though in some cases these different elements would not ordinarily be seen together. Every detail has been studied and rendered accurately, then interpretively drawn together with remarkable artistic insight.