Zulu Beadwork: Talk with Beads Book 43344 - Africa Direct
This book is by a Zulu woman, a friend of ours, who is perhaps the greatest living Zulu expert on the beadwork of her people. We have known her for fourteen years, and are honored to have been chosen to publish her book. She is pictured on the cover, wearing her grandmother's Sangoma regalia. Most of the studies of African art available in this country have been written by outsiders. And, while these accounts can be informative, there is a level of understanding that only an insider can provide. For this reason, Africa Direct is proud to present Zulu Beadwork: Talk with Beads. Its author, Hlengiwe Dube, is a Zulu woman raised in a traditional family. She has been director of the African Art Centre in Durban, South Africa, for many years. Her relationship with Zulu beadwork is direct and personal, much of it drawn from her own experience or stories passed down by her mother and grandmother. 112 pages, paperback.