Flash of the Spirit
African & Afro-American Art & Philosophy
Written by Robert Farris Thompson
Trade Paperback, 336 pages
August 12, 1984
This landmark book shows how five African civilizations—Yoruba, Kongo, Ejagham, Mande, and Cross River—have informed and are reflected in aesthetic, social, and metaphysical traditions (music, sculpture, textiles, architecture, religion, idiogrammatic writing) in the United States, the Caribbean, and South America.
“A wonderfully enthusiastic book.”—The New York Times Book Review
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