0150 - C9-9
Listen, Listen: Adadam Agofomma
Honoring the musical legacy of Koo Nimo
Take Time Press, Minneapolis, USA
Inscription: Signed by all participants
Notes: Prospectus laid in. Accordion booklet in red wrappers with poem Life is What You Make It. This book was designed by Mary Hark and predominantly showcases paper hand made from botanicals harvested near Koo Nimo's home in Kumasi, Ghana, during July and August 2010. These papers are pulp-mulberry, cashew, papyrus, and other fibres which grow in the greater Ashante region. They were produced by Mary Hark in Kumasi with assistance from Rita Yaboah and Michael Adashie. Atta Kwami's suite of three etching and relief prints, titled Sound Fabric, was printed by Pamela Clarkson and Atta Kwami in their Ayeduase New Site Studio near Kumasi during July and August 2010 on Mary Hark's linen paper. Letterpress printing was executed by Mary Hark and Jana Pullman, who also acted as a professional consultant, at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Twi scholars Samuel Kofi Darkwa and Forster Kena Asare assisted in the translation of the lyrics. Layout and typesetting were provided by Christine DeMars. The clam-shell box and small books were designed by Mary Hark and constructed at HARK! Handmade Paper Studio in Madison Wisconsin, with assistance from Sandra Anible, Jen St. Cyr, Sarah Taft, Amara Hark-Weber and Ana Musachio.