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African Writing Systems – Where Do We Go From Here? by: Amenuti Narmer
“Ancient Africa has the world’s oldest and largest collection of ancient writing systems. Evidence of such dates to pre-historic time, and can be found in various regions of the continent. By contrast, continental Europe’s oldest writing, Greek, was not fully in use until c. 1400 BC (a clay tablet found in Iklaina, Greece) and is largely derived from an older African script called Proto-Sinaitic.”

“Archaeologists Find Hieroglyphics That Shed New Light on the Golden Age of the
Meroitic Civilization”
by Natalia Klimczak, Ancient Origins, January 12, 2016
“A team of Italian and Russian archeologists says that they have made one of the most important discoveries connected with the history of Nubia. According to the Sudan Antiquities Service, the hieroglyphic inscription uncovered at Abu Erteila, may be the most important discovery in the last decade.”

MIT Professor & Known Haitian Creole Advocate Join Forces To Create First Ever
Kreyol Alphabet Songs and Videos Songs with Educational Video Available Now

"TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The first ever Kreyòl (Haitian Creole) alphabet songs as educational videos have been created and made available online, it was announced today. The groundbreaking project is the result of collaboration between Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Linguistics Professor Michel DeGraff and
recognized Kreyòl advocateMandaly Louis-Charles."

Saki Mafundikwa: Ingenuity and elegance in ancient African alphabets
From simple alphabets to secret symbolic languages, graphic designer Saki Mafundikwa celebrates the many forms of written communication across the continent of Africa. He highlights the history and legacy that are embodied in written words and symbols, and urges African designers to draw on these graphic forms for fresh inspiration. It's summed up in his favorite Ghanaian glyph, Sankofa, which means "return and get it" — or "learn from the past."

Sisters Fight to Save Ancient African Language from Extinction
“A 95-year-old woman is helping a last ditch effort to preserve an ancient African language before it goes extinct. Hanna Koper and her two sisters are thought to be the last remaining speakers of the San language N|uu, rated as critically endangered by Unesco. The San, also known as “bushmen”, were the first hunter-gatherers in southern Africa.”

 

 

 

 

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