It consists of about 440 pictographic characters, which represent scenes from life and stand for single-syllable words in Bété. Bouabré created it to help Bété people learn to read in their language.
- Smith, Roberta, "ART REVIEW; A Bonding of Different Cultures," New York Times, December 9, 1994
- First Run Icarus Films (brochure) "Bruly Bouabré's Alphabet: A Film by Nurith Aviv"
- Dia Center for the Arts press release 9/3/94, "WORLDS ENVISIONED: ALIGHIERO E BOETTI AND FRÉDÉRIC BRULY BOUABRÉ"