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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.

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Author/Creator:
Beek, W. E. A. van.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Format:
  • Book
  • xii, 345 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
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.
Series:
Oxford ritual studies.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780199858149
0199858144
9780199858163
0199858160

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