Above: 52 + 2 jokers + extra joker in Special Box: BLACK PACK, featuring thick-set black characters in traditional African dress.
First edition, limited to 5000 copies. Manufactured by Heraclio Fournier S.A., Spain for Sasakti, London, 1993.
33% proceeds to aid African children "for personal freedom & social justice".
Illustrated by production designer Christopher Hobbs. An error can be seen on the queen of diamonds, the inner pip symbol is missing.
In the traditional African worldview, life and death are inextricably linked.
All members of a family, both living and dead, continue to depend on one another.
Ancestral cults confirm common provenance and thus the unity of the clan.
Above: pair of amulets in ivory, Republic of Congo, 19th century.
The dot-circle motif on the body symbolises life and continuity.
Above: African themed card from Round the World card game published in 1961.