The Unfolding of yellow-orange books


Bought this book (2nd hand) about (some of the) Writing systems of Africa (by Saki Mafundikwa) because of Emeka’s tweet, EY’s post on Sokari’s blog and Jepchumba’s review.

Another book I’d like to mention is “The Unfolding of Language – The Evolution of Mankind’s Greatest Invention”, by Guy Deutscher (he’s a British guy, btw :-).


I could go on and give you a review on these books, tell you how the issue of ancient writing systems in Africa actually matters, how languages change(d) with time and that I suddendly felt a need to use this wonderful costruct “The Unfolding of..” for the headline, but I am actually busy procrastinating a very important task and also got hold of a kit (that) I’ll *need* to reassemble today, so stay tuned for another blog post from me today.

(“being busy procrastinating” – oh my, I love this oxymoron…)

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