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Principles of African Greatness

A profound artistic exploration of African leadership.
Be your best. This is the quest that the greatest of heroes model for us. Through their journeys, struggles, and triumphs, these individuals exemplify values that we celebrate in tales of heroic accomplishment—epics that outlast heroes themselves. Heroes: Principles of African Greatness features a selection of masterworks that tells the stories of key heroic principles and people in Africa’s arts and history.
Featuring nearly fifty artworks from more than forty artists, Heroes invites readers to consider the core values of leadership—justice, integrity, generosity, and empathy—embodied in selected artworks. Each piece is paired with an African “hero in history,” who embodies the thematic value shown in the artwork. Designed with a stunning comics-inspired layout that blends stories of art and artists with historical figures both recognizable and lesser known, this book aims to reach readers with a range of interests—including those inspired by the sixty-song playlist that is integrated into the text. Heroes provides a look into unique, compelling, and specific historical African stories.

264 pages | 200 color plates | 9 x 13

African Studies

Art: Middle Eastern, African, and Asian Art

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