The Abyssinian Syllabary


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A poster of the full Abyssinian Syllabary, featuring both the 231 Ge’ez symbols and the full text of the book itself, with the 33 main characters.

Museum-quality posters made on thick and durable matte paper.

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%
• Size: 61 x 91 cms (24.01 inches x 35.82 inches)

፨ The Abyssian Syllabary spells out the history of Ethiopia through a series of 33 biographical vignettes of emblematic Ethiopian lives – with each life corresponding to one of the main 33 symbols of the Abyssinian Syllabary – or Abugida.

፨ Part historical fiction and part magic scroll, The Abyssinian Syllabary compounds tentative fact and patent fiction to breathe a new life into the characters of the Ethiopian palimpsest.

፦ Spelling out the many lives of Victor Lazlo [ገ], Rimbaud [ዐ], King Théodore [ከ], the Monk Théodore [የ], Munziger Pasha [ወ], Alessandro Zorzi [ሰ], Arab Faquih [ሸ], Leonard Cohen [ፀ], Umm Delombera [ተ], Menfus Kiddus [ሠ] and more…

፨ And with a prologue by the distinguished scholar Manuel de Guèz.

You can also listen to the Abyssinian Syllabary Podcast. Available on all your usual listening platforms: Spotify, Anchor, Itunes, Google Cast…etc.

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Weight 0,11 kg


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