FEATURING - African Elegance by Alice Mertens and Joan A Broster

Posted on September 27, 2021

The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:

African Elegance by Alice Mertens and Joan A Broster.

African Elegance is a fascinating record of the art and artistry displayed through the dances, beadwork, facial markings and crafts of the peoples of the Gcaleka, Tembu, Pondo, Bomvana, Mpondomise, Bhaca, Xesibe and Fingo tribes. This book is a testament to an unwritten culture passed down through the centuries—a culture which still stands as the foundation of the life of the Xhosa.

Catalogue Access: UnivofPretoria.on.worldcat.org/v2/oclc/873806

This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Africana (ZA) Collection.

The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.

- Author Nikki Haw

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