In four previous books, acclaimed photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela
Fisher have documented vanishing tribal customs in Africa-and won an
enormous following. Now, after nearly a decade of travel and research, they
have created their masterwork-a monumental two-volume exploration of
traditional African rites and rituals.
Spanning the continent, Beckwith and Fisher open our eyes to scores of
exotic and wondrous ceremonies-baby namings, initiations, weddings, harvest
blessings, coronations, healing exorcisms, and funerals, among others. Many
of these rituals will never be performed again; few have been pictured and
described with the intimacy, knowledge, and skill of Beckwith and Fisher.
Overflowing with nearly 850 magnificent color photographs, African
Ceremonies is one of the most important works on Africa ever published.