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Beek, W. E. A. van
The dancing dead : ritual and religion among the Kapsiki/Higi of north Cameroon and northeastern Nigeria / Walter E.A. van Beek
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012
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 3rd Floor  DT571.K36 B44 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Kamwe (African people) -- Rites and ceremonies
Kamwe (African people) -- Religion
Kamwe (African people) -- Funeral customs and rites
Physical Description xii, 345 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-331)and index
Contents Language and orthography -- The funeral of Zra Teri Kwada -- Understanding African ritual -- Slaves, war and the wider world -- Rituals of dwelling -- At home in the mountains -- Sacrifice and the history of dwelling -- The other side of the world -- Rain and cycle of ritual -- Rituals of belonging -- Starting life -- The song of the bride -- The brass boys: initiation -- Harvesting crops, harvesting people -- The dancing dead -- Dynamics of Kapsiki ritual
NOTE 510501
Series Oxford ritual studies

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