Thanks for the Bonya story. After looking at masks on my wall and coffee
table books, it's good to know what is really going on.
At 02:30 PM 7/18/2013, you wrote:
[Attachment(s) from Ed Jones included below]
The attached .pdf illustrates a certain Bonya satirical masquerade
about the Chinese.
This is very interesting characters described indeed !! Several
created characters about the Chinese and migratory pervasiveness
among other things by the Malawians and Chewa
peoples. These are current events and social or even political
issues they face.
Accept the reality that "we" (Americans and most westerners) do
not know as much as we would like to believe is written or published in
our favorite books, ideologies, words, expressions and perceptions about
African masks and masquerades and cultures. There is always room to
learn and develop and foremost, the purpose of this group.