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Dinka: The Great Cattle Herders of the African Sudan By Angela Fisher Carol Beckwith Francis Mading Deng,

  • Title: Dinka: The Great Cattle Herders of the African Sudan
  • Author: Angela Fisher Carol Beckwith Francis Mading Deng
  • ISBN: 9780847834976
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This seminal volume on the indigenous African Dinka group is a landmark documentation of a vanishing people in war torn Sudan World renowned photographers Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith have devoted their lives to documenting the rapidly disappearing ceremonies and cultures of the indigenous people of Africa In breathtakingly poignant images, they present a story thatThis seminal volume on the indigenous African Dinka group is a landmark documentation of a vanishing people in war torn Sudan World renowned photographers Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith have devoted their lives to documenting the rapidly disappearing ceremonies and cultures of the indigenous people of Africa In breathtakingly poignant images, they present a story that started with their first visit to the Dinka thirty years ago Living in harmony with their cattle, the Dinka have survived years of war only to find their culture on the brink of vanishing forever Where the White Nile River reaches Dinka country, it spills over 11,000 square miles of flood plain to form the Sudd, the largest swamp in the world In the dry season, it provides abundant pasture for cattle, and this is where the Dinka set up their camps The men dust their bodies and faces with gray ash protection against flies and lethal malarial mosquitoes, but also considered a mark of beauty Covered with this ash and up to 7 6 tall, the Dinka were referred to as gentle or ghostly giants by the early explorers The Dinka call themselves jieng and mony jang, which means men of men.
    Dinka The Great Cattle Herders of the African Sudan This seminal volume on the indigenous African Dinka group is a landmark documentation of a vanishing people in war torn Sudan World renowned photographers Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith have devoted

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    1. An absolutely stunning photographic record of the Dinka way of life The text throughout is minimal, allowing the pictures to speak for themselves, but at the back is a series of thumbnail images with a sentence or two of further explanation This can be appreciated by anyone with an interest in tribal life and custom, but is not a book that will particularly deepen your knowledge about the Dinka However, that is not its purpose It gives some insight into the background of one way of tribal life a [...]

    2. Gorgeous photography of an amazing people It s heartbreaking though, because it s a way of life that has been nearly wiped out by civil war and Christian missionaries I would wish for text, but there are other books for that.

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