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Wraps, 25.8 by 35.2 cm, 112 pp. illus. Inscribed and signed by Fisher and Beckwith on the title page. Very good with light corner wear and a few minor creases. There is a 10 by 2.5 cm label on the front cover that reads “By the best-selling authors of AFRICAN CEREMONIES.” Drawn from the photographs of the landmark two-volume edition of African Ceremonies (Abrams, 1999), this book was created to accompany the traveling exhibition “African Ceremonies: PASSAGES.” From the publisher: “This powerful exhibit of African tribal ceremonies reflects 30 years of commitment to preserving the endangered cultures and peoples of 90 tribes across Africa. Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher pay homage to the rituals that mark every important occasion in tribal life — birth, initiation, courtship, marriage, royal coronations, seasonal rituals, healing exorcisms, and death. These images are the result of a long, enduring and deeply respectful relationship with tribal peoples. This, combined with Beckwith and Fisher’s extraordinary photographic skills, creates an intimate portrayal of ceremonies long held secret that might have never been recorded. It is an exhibit that both preserves and presents the power, complexity and celebration found within the rituals of African tribal life.” Heavily illustrated with stunning full- and double-page color photographs.