Coex'ae Qgam:


Published: Artists' Press, Johannesburg, No Date (1996)

Edition: First Edition

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Colophon reads: This book contains eleven colour images which are hand printed aluminium platelithographs, drawn by the following artists of the Kuru Art Project: Thamae Setshogo, Coex'ae Qgam (Dada), Qwaa Mangana, Cgose Ncoxo, Coex'ae Bob (Enni), and Nxabe Eland.

Linocuts by the Kuru artists Sobe Sobe, Thamae Kaashe and Qhaeqhao Moses were scanned and combined with text, before being hand printed on a Vandercook letterpres proof-press.

The book was hand printed by Mark Atwood, Paul Emmanuel and Bill Hosterman at the Artists' Press, Johannesburg, on 250 gsm white Arches paper in a limited edition of 100 plus 20 artists' proofs.

Hand bound by Johan Maree, Cape Town, using goat skin which has been tanned by the tannery at D'kar using elandsboontjie roots.

The following people, not mentioned above, were instrumental in the creation of this book: Pieter and Maudie Brown, Xguka Krisjan, Willemien and Braam le Roux and Tamar Mason

Notes: 'A rendition of a Naro folk tale as told by Dada and the first book to be published in Naro and English'....The story is mythical connected to rock engravings which are said to be the footprints of Qauqaua, near Mamuno, Botswana.....The word "qauqaua" means something beautiful and shiny.'

This is copy Number 8 of 100

  • Overall Condition: Fine copy
  • Size: 4to (260 x 290 mm)
  • Name: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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