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South Africa Nguni Cows Art Book Coffee Table Large Book Illustrations - The Abundant Herds: A Celebration of the Cattle of the Zulu People

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🐄 This book, illustrated by internationally acclaimed artist, Leigh Voigt, examines the role played by the Nguni cattle and cattle-related imagery in the oral tradition of the Zulu.

🐄 Throughout the ages, wellbeing of the herds has been so closely connected to that of men that cattle have become part of the spiritual and aesthetic lives of the people, a perception that is mirrored in their poetic and complex naming practice.

🐄 While the terms form the core of a fascinating classification system, cattle imagery also abounds in Zulu oral history and poetry; in tales, proverbs, riddles and the ‘praises’ of individual beasts.

🐄 For the younger generation this knowledge is fast fading and there is a real danger that a precious branch of indigenous knowledge will ultimately disappear.

🐄 The aim of this work is not only to record a part of this unique heritage for posterity, but also to celebrate the richness of Zulu linguistic versatility and the creative imagination of the Zulu people.

Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Language: English
Pages: 144

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South Africa Nguni Cows Art Book Coffee Table Large Book Illustrations - The Abundant Herds: A Celebration of the Cattle of the Zulu People

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  • Materials: English language, Hardcover book with dust jacket
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