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Anne-Marie Bissada

Forfatter af Africa: From the Nile Delta to Table Mountain

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From Egyptian pharaohs and Zulu warriors to modern Nigeria and South Africa, Bissada's Africa explores the diverse customs, rituals, and languages of various African cultures, past, present and future.

Bissada also addresses solemn issues like political instability and environmental challenges, suggesting a deep understanding of the complexities. This stark reality check balances the book and keeps it grounded in truth, free from over-idealized perspectives. All things considered, Africa by Anne-Marie Bissada offers a compelling account of the continent, appealing to diverse readers and broadening their understanding of Africa's depth and diversity. The book qualifies as a truly well-rounded guide to this amazing continent.… (mere)
 
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PardaMustang | 1 anden anmeldelse | Sep 14, 2023 |
Africa, by Anne-Marie Bissada, is a wonderfully varied and very attractive coffee table book that will be an excellent addition to any library.

As I've mentioned about other large format books from Amber Books, they use large captions rather than an extended body of text to describe each location. The advantage, for my taste, is that the information about a particular photograph is right there by the photograph, not somewhere buried in several pages of text. Since these books are at least as much about the visual, I am content getting a short informative caption and, for the places I might want to know more about, I can look up further information. I usually only want more info about maybe 20% of the locations, so not having to read more about those other 80% works very well. Plus it allows more space for more wonderful photography.

I really liked the variety in this volume. From open expanse to cityscapes, from people to wildlife, from ancient historical sites to modern structures. There is a little of everything here. For a large and diverse continent like Africa there are certainly a lot of things left out, but I appreciate the effort made to try to capture the wide appeal of this beautiful place.

Reviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via NetGalley.
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pomo58 | 1 anden anmeldelse | May 18, 2023 |

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