Pls Klik here for great visuals and explanations.
The above is a very good vid explaining the West African writing system,
It is not the oldest in Africa nor is it the youngest, among the Housa and the Songhai Ppls far to the north they have their own but dissimilar
writing systems, however nearly all indigenous writing system in Africa was almost always for secret societies or the priesthood, imported writing
systems for the bone priestly caste.
I like the myth of the intellectual apes who past writing to men, almost remind me of Thoth in away, additional surprise is , it was the domain of
females before men took it over.
When I used to visit Jamaica during summer holidays, one must also at all cost go to the country side , where I'd come across designs in white chalk
on trees sometimes on the ground, but was never given any satisfactory explanations, only that such things no concern for a Jamerican Yankee Booyiee
like myself, so I eventually stopped pestering my cousins about it.
But truth in fact it wasn't only in Jamaica but Cuba , Haiti , D.R , Venezuela Puerto Rico etc off course Brazil.
It is said that in both Cuba and Haiti it was used for insurrection, though Jamaica had many rebellions, perhaps the most in the Americas, I can find
no text that it play a part, or they just remained right lipped as ever.
Anyway again pls klik the above link and enjoy while learning..I did
edit on 4-12-2020 by Spider879 because: Fix stuff