Thanks to Pam for commenting at the bottom of the Nigerian languages post this evening. Its a wonderful surprise to hear that Nsibidi ceramics date back to the 5th century in the Cross River area. See here and here. (Frustratingly, you have to pay US$12 just to have 24 hours access to the article - don't you detest 19th century modes of academic intellectual ownership!)
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I'm sure like me, other readers would love to know how much knowledge/practice there is in Nsibidi artworks/design today. This would make a wonderful PhD project/coffee table book. In the same way that Adinkra has been sustained in Ghana, so too should Nsibidi be researched and used in Nigeria.