170 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25.5 x 32 cm.
"Between 1945 and 1985, Michel Huet travelled Africa in a quest to photograoh African life. He recorded the scenery, the animal and plant life, and the people. This book contains a selection of his photographs that focus on the ritual dances that are an intrinsic part of the African tribal culture. Taken over a period of 40 years, these photographs depict the dances and ceremonial rituals of 50 separate tribes throughout the African continent. The colours and details of the costumes and accessories such as masks, spears, shields and musical instruments are also captured. The text looks into the intriguing rites and rituals of each tribe, to provide an explanatory accompaniment to the photographs." -- from Amazon book description