On the (Re)Creation of the African N’Ko Writing System

“A broadly told story is that Kante was rankled over a daily paper article by a Lebanese correspondent comparing African dialects to ‘those of the birds, impossible to transcribe’.”
– Designer Tapiwanashe S. Garikayi, on the origins of the N’Ko writing system Solomon Kante invented in 1949 and that Garikayi is currently reconstructing as an OpenType font
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