The Mossi of Burkina Faso

chiefs, politicians and soldiers


Author: Elliott Percival Skinner

Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc


Category: History

Page: 279

View: 3761

The Peoples of Africa

An Ethnohistorical Dictionary


Author: James Stuart Olson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313279188

Category: History

Page: 681

View: 8819

A unique reference guide to the thousands of individual ethnic groups that make up the social and cultural landscape of contemporary Africa.


Visions of Africa Series


Author: Christopher D. Roy

Publisher: 5Continents

ISBN: 9788874397006

Category: Art

Page: 84

View: 3816

The Mossi people of Burkina Faso have a rich and complex history that is mirrored by the several types and styles of figures and masks they create. The chiefs use political art in the form of royal figures to validate their rule, while those in the spiritual class make masks that represent the spirits of nature. Unlike several other West African peoples, the Mossi have not converted to Islam in large numbers, so they continue to create spiritual art much as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. As this book attests, the Mossi have continued to create brilliant works that they use to this day to express ideas about politics and religion.

Mossi (Burkina Faso)


Author: Kibibi Mack-Williams

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 9780823919840

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 6918

Describes the history, surroundings, politics, customs, religion, and current situation of the Mossi people, who live in the West African country of Burkina Faso.

Africa from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century


Author: Bethwell A. Ogot,Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 923101711X

Category: Africa

Page: 1045

View: 1612

One of UNESCO's most important publishing projects in the last thirty years, the General History of Africa marks a major breakthrough in the recognition of Africa's cultural heritage. Offering an internal perspective of Africa, the eight-volume work provides a comprehensive approach to the history of ideas, civilizations, societies and institutions of African history. The volumes also discuss historical relationships among Africans as well as multilateral interactions with other cultures and continents.

Histoire et contes des Mossi


Author: Leo Frobenius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783515048316

Category: Folk literature, Mossi (African people)

Page: 93

View: 6629

Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa

An Encyclopedia


Author: Andrea L. Stanton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141298176X

Category: Social Science

Page: 1976

View: 9275

These volumes convey what daily life is like in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Entries will aid readers in understanding the importance of cultural sociology, to appreciate the effects of cultural forces around the world.