The Colorful Sogo BA(2) Puppets of Mali, Hardback Book

The Colorful Sogo BA(2) Puppets of Mali Hardback


Presenting more than 100 traditional, colorful puppets and masks used in Malian puppet theater, this book documents a collection that has been widely exhibited.

One of the largest published surveys of Malian Bamana and Bozo puppet theater, it includes numerous pictures of puppets and masks in performance as well as detailed information on their size and construction.

The text offers a historical overview of puppetry, focused on Africa, and a description of the cultural tradition that gave rise to and sustains Malian Sogo BA(2) puppet theatre, a community-based, multi-media spectacle.

This is an excellent reference for anyone interested in puppetry, performance theater, masquerade, African music and dance, and African sculpture.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160 pages, 226 color images
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780764340659



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