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The dancing dead : ritual and religion among the Kapsiki/Higi of north Cameroon and northeastern Nigeria / Walter E.A. van Beek.

Author/Creator:
Beek, W. E. A. van.
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 345 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series:
Oxford ritual studies.
Oxford ritual studies
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Subjects:
Kamwe (African people) -- Rites and ceremonies.
Kamwe (African people) -- Religion.
Kamwe (African people) -- Funeral customs and rites.
Contents:
Language and orthography
The funeral of Zra Teri Kwada
Understanding African ritual
Slaves, war and the wider world
At home in the mountains
Sacrifice and the history of dwelling
The other side of the world
Rain and cycle of ritual
Starting life
The song of the bride
The brass boys: initiation
Harvesting crops, harvesting people
The dancing dead
Dynamics of Kapsiki ritual.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-331) and index.
ISBN:
9780199858149 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0199858144 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780199858163 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0199858160 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
758391825