Ayisi, Eric O.
An Introduction to the Study of African Culture
. London: Heinemann Educational Books, 1979. 125 pages. An excellent introductory volume at a level suitable for students. Good chapters on the Family, Household and Lineage, Sex and Marriage, and Festivals.
The Art of African Masks: Exploring Cultural Traditions
. Minneapolis: Learner Pulbications Company, 1999. A very good introduction to the African mask and how it is made. Discuss the different types of masks and their functions.
Fisher, Eberhard and Himmelheber, Hans.
The Arts of the Dan in West Africa
. Wurich: Museum Rietberg Zurich, 1984. Although the title of this book mentions only the Dan and the Art, it includes examples from other groups in the area. It uses a very interesting classification of the Dan masks.
Made in West Africa
. New York: E.F. Dutton and Co, 1975. Many different forms of West Africa are featured in this book. Photographs of artwork and sculptures. The art objects are organized in alphabetical order by sculpture names.
Masks of Black Africa
. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1976. Very well illustrated, more than 260 photographs. Talks about myths, rituals and dances in Western and Central Africa.