Filed Under (Ethnomusicology, Malian culture) by Rob on 11-03-2011

Here are the first ever copies of the entire Bible in the Dogon language (Toroso dialect) to arrive in Mali:

It was a privilege to see them and look through a copy (even though I only know about 5 words of Toroso). Here I am with a Dogon pastor, holding a freshly arrived Dogon Bible:

You may remember that I was up in Sangha recently for a workshop to compose new songs for the dedication, sheduled for early next year (read about the workshop here). I also did the same for the Moba language in Togo (blog post here). And while we’re on the subject, here’s a post about the Lokpa Bible dedication in Benin in 2008.

Great stuff! Thanks for reading. And here’s a ‘sneak preview’ of a couple of pages for you:

2 Comments posted on "Hot off the press: the Dogon Bible!"
Paul Gideon Dann on March 11th, 2011 at 10:16 am #

I like the illustration! I like that the Good News Bible has illustrations; it helps bring it to life for me. It’s a pity few other English Bibles follow suit. Were these ones drawn especially, or are they taken from some kind of standard set?

anne on March 12th, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

excellent news. how do they get distributed now? ie do people wanting t5hem have to pay a lot?