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Author Tengan, Alexis B. (Alexis Bekyane), author.

Title Of life and health : the language of art and religion in an African medical system / Alexis Beykane Tengan.

Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.89635066 TENG    AVAILABLE
1 copy ordered for UniM Bail on 22-02-2019.
Physical description viii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Scientific language, knowledge frames and ways of reasoning -- Life animation and transmission: the language of the ancestors -- Life resources, sustenance, and growth: the language of the spirit and life force of nature (kantanme) -- Health delivery and healing processes: the white bagr healing cult and the food domain -- Health delivery and healing processes: the black bagr healing cult and the domain of the inedible and undomesticated -- Language and cultural ideation on healing: the healer and the healing cult (Tibr) -- The healer, the healing cult and the patient observed -- Conclusion. Nature and the cosmic life in elements: (animated beings, objects and things).
Subject Dagaaba (African people) -- Social life and customs.
Dagaaba (African people) -- Rites and ceremonies.
Healing -- Ghana -- Religious aspects.
Healing -- Burkina Faso -- Religious aspects.
Ritual -- Ghana.
Ritual -- Burkina Faso.
ISBN 9781789201017 (hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)
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