Thursday, October 15, 2009

Yes, as we said, nothing but Magic and maraboutage in the Djenné manuscripts...
This cute little baby MSS was handed in a few days ago, one of many donated by the Dembele family. It dates from 1719, and it is a pocket handbook of spells- or perhaps prayers, depending on how one sees it- with the purpose of getting on in one's professional life. It puts down, word by word, the incantations necessary in order to get a promotion!


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