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As an African, I find the trend to stop in Egypt as an example of
African art strange.
There is so much contemporary art in Africa that is valid, that not
getting past Egypt seems such a shame.
Here in Southern Africa we have a wealth to draw on;
Ritual masks from Malawi
Mural art of the Ndebele people
Bead work of the Zulus
Primitive pottery of the Zulus
in a more modern vein;
and many more.
I think that stopping at Egyptian art and going no further is
shortchanging your students.
Some local artists I spoke to about this felt that Ancient Egypt is
Just my two bits worth.
Tracey in Durban, South Africa