Art & Photography (Africa)

Front Cover of African Ceremonies by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher
African Ceremonies - Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

African Ceremonies by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher is a visual exploration of the meaning and power of traditional rituals and ceremonies in Africa. It explores traditional African rites and rituals, from baby namings, initiations, and weddings to harvest blessings, healing exorcisms, and funerals. Beautifully illustrated. This is the one volume concise edition.

ZAR650.00 
Front Cover of Botswana by Paul Augustinus
Botswana - Paul Augustinus

Botswana by Paul Augustinus takes us on a journey through the wilderness areas of the country's northern region, into the 'secret' places, where the feeling of remoteness is complete. .As traveller and artist, Paul Augustinus has for many years lived in this wilderness. Illustrated by the author's paintings, photographs, and pencil sketches, while detailed maps of each region give the would-be explorer practical help in keeping on the right track

ZAR600.00 
Front Cover of Namibia by Anthony Bannister & Peter Johnson
Namibia - Anthony Bannister & Peter Johnson

Namibia by Anthony Bannister & Peter Johnson is a superbly photographed book showcasing the magnificent spirit of the people and the natural splendours of this land.

ZAR120.00 
Front Cover of Nomads of Niger by Carol Beckwith and Marion van Offelen
Nomads of Niger - Carol Beckwith and Marion van Offelen

Nomads of Niger by Carol Beckwith and Marion van Offelen is the first to be published about a unique and colourful people - the Wodaabe of Niger, in sub-Saharan Africa. Among the few surviving nomads in the world, these tall, slender, handsome, desert dwellers live as they have for centuries, moving their herds across a parched landscape. The central events of their lives-are two great celebrations, culminating in a beautiful and stirring sequence of festive dances.

ZAR650.00 
image of Black And White In Colour by Bickford-Smith, Vivian & Mendelsohn, Richard
Black And White In Colour - Bickford-Smith & Mendelsohn

Black and White in Colour: African History on Screen considers how the African past has been represented in a wide range of historical films. Written by Vivian Bickford-Smith and Richard Mendelsohn, an eminent team of scholars, the volume provides extensive coverage of both place and time and deals with issues that have been prominent in the written history of Africa.

ZAR90.00 
Front cover of Savimbi's Angola by Cloete Breytenbach
Savimbi's Angola - Cloete Breytenbach

Savimbi's Angola by Cloete Breytenbach is an account of Jonas Savimbi and the UNITA freedom movement, which fought a guerilla war for freedom of Angola over colonialism. This is a photographic review of those turbulent times.

ZAR225.00 
Front Cover of Africa Adorned by Angela Fisher
Africa Adorned - Angela Fisher

Africa Adorned by Angela Fisher is a visual delight, a guide for the collector and an important contribution to the study of African art. The book is a Panorama of Jewelry, Dress, Body Decoration, and Hairstyle. Traveling from the Sahara to Cape horn, the author lived among peoples of diverse culture, studying and photographing not only what they wear but what meaning the objects and decorative forms have in their daily lives. The stories she tells along with the photos and illustrations provide a view of African life and its chief visual expression that has never been equaled.

ZAR1,200.00 
Front Cover of Himba by Margaret Jacobsohn
Himba - Margaret Jacobsohn

Himba by Margaret Jacobsohn describes the people who are semi-nomadic pastoralists who live in Kaokoland in the remote north-western corner of Namibia. The integrity of this account along with the full colour photos provides a unique record of the 'ochre people of the dry river beds'.

ZAR120.00 
Front Cover of Ngorongoro by Reinhard Kunkel
Ngorongoro - Reinhard Kunkel

Ngorongoro by Reinhard Kunkel is a triumph of wildlife photography. Unrivalled in the richness and diversity of its animal and plant life, Ngorongoro has been called the eighth wonder of the world.

ZAR150.00 
Front Cover of Namibia by Hugo A Lambrechts
Namibia - Hugo A Lambrechts

Namibia by Hugo A Lambrechts is both an outstanding photographic exploration of Namibia's deserts and an urgent plea for the conservation of these wilderness areas.

ZAR120.00 
Front Cover of African Visions by Mirella Ricciardi
African Visions - Mirella Ricciardi

African Visions by Mirella Ricciardi is the record of a 30-year journey, a diary of powerful image, as well as snapshots of remembered moments of her family and of tribal visions from the African bush. Illustrated with b&w and colour photos.

ZAR225.00 
Front cover of Gorongosa by Joao Augusto Silva
Gorongosa - Joao Augusto Silva

Gorongosa: Shooting Big Game with a Camera by Joao Augusto Silva describes his experiences photographing big game in Africa. Photographs taken by the author while on foot and without the protection of any fire-arms.  Illustrated with 118 b&w and some colour photographs.

ZAR450.00 
Front cover of The Mlungu in Africa by Michael Stevenson and Michael Graham-Stewart
The Mlungu in Africa - Michael Stevenson & Michael Graham-Stewart

The Mlungu in Africa: art from the colonial period, 1840-1940 by Michael Stevenson and Michael Graham-Stewart presents African art that engages with the presence of white people in the 'contact zones' and colonial states in sub-Saharan Africa

ZAR450.00 
Front cover of Baines on the Zambezi, 1858 to 1859 by Edward C. Tabler
Baines on the Zambezi 1858 to 1859 - Edward C. Tabler

Baines on the Zambezi 1858 to 1859 by Edward C. Tabler presents the diary drawings of Thomas Baines, who accompanied the famed missionary Dr David Livingstone on an expedition, sponsored by the British government, to investigate the navigability of the Zambezi River. The text is illustrated with over a hundred of Baines's pencil and water-colour sketches, many of which have not been reproduced before.

ZAR1,500.00 
Front Cover of Penpricks by Ken Vernon
Penpricks - Ken Vernon

Penpricks by Ken Vernon is a fascinating and informed look at the world of SA's political cartoons.  It covers the period prior to 1900 to 2000.

ZAR90.00 
Front Cover of African Art by R S Wassing
African Art - R S Wassing

African Art by R S Wassing not only evaluates masks and idols, it also explains the cultural tradition of African tribes out of which the context of the art arises.

ZAR485.00