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Bamum Script: An African Writing System

Africa: Writing Beyond Writing (Video Presentation)

On April 7, 2021, the Library of Congress was host to a virtual lecture on African writing systems entitled "Africa: Writing Beyond Writing," the first in the three part series "Endangered Alphabets and Why We Write," presented by Tim Brookes, director of the Endangered Alphabets Project, a US-based non-profit organization. The series features lesser known and endangered writing systems world-wide and serves to highlight African and Asian languages and writing systems within the Library's collections. The Bamum script was highlighted in the lecture and examples are provided on the introductory page of the recorded program presentation (66 minutes).

A Lecture by Tim Brookes (Endangered Alphabets Project)