Radiance From The Waters( from 1 reviews )
AuthorSylvia Ardyn Boone
PublisherYale University Press
Publication date17 January 1986
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This is a beautiful and beautifully written book. ... Boone writes in ways that reveal her evident devotion to Mende culture.--John Picton, African Affairs
A major contribution to our ethnographic understanding of Mende culture, and to understanding the way concepts of women's bodies encode cultural messages about gender relations.--E. Frances White, Women's Review of Books
A respectful approach to [the mysteries of the Sande], by an art historian who has tiptoed where anthropologists feared to tread. Radiance from the Waters deserves to be read. ... It provides something more interesting than esoteric knowledge: an extended meditation on notions of beauty and decorum and the way in which these can be translated simultaneously into art and ... advancement for women.--John Ryle, London Review of Books
The first text to illuminate the power of the feminine aesthetic in West African art.--Ms.
Radiance From The Waters
Sylvia Ardyn Boone
17 January 1986
Yale University Press