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IL VENTRE E LA PENTOLA

ceramiche, genere e società dei Grassfields del Camerun

di Silvia Forni

 

360 pages, 39 figures, 56 plates

Publisher: Il Segnalibro, 2007.

Language: Italian

Price: 42,00 euro

 

 

In-depth study in the field by Silvia Forni, researcher in cultural Anthropology and ethnology,in the Cameroon realms of Nsei and Babessi famous from the pre-colonial era for the production of earthenware and terracotta objects.

 

From premiss: ...The old women were looking at me. Margaret began to speak: ”If you want to learn, you have to become a child. You have to sit down with us, watch and then try. Like our children and grand children do”. From here on, our conversations took a more relaxed tone. Now, all the ceramists want me to work with them, this way I can see all types of pots and understand what the Babessi women do. Since making the pots is a job  for the women, and being a woman, it is right that I learn what it is about...