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Title:Initiation Into the Bori Cult: A Case Study in Ningi Town
Author:Besmer, Fremont E.
Year:1977
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:47
Issue:1
Pages:1-13
Language:English
Geographic terms:Northern Nigeria
Nigeria
Subjects:African religions
religious rituals
Hausa
Religion and Witchcraft
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
spirit possession
Links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1159190
http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pao:&rft_dat=xri:pao:article:4011-1977-047-00-000001
Abstract:The people of Ningi, a town in the North East State of Nigeria, are Hausa and have preserved their original Hausa culture. After some theoretical perspectives the initiation of a woman into the bori cult (a cult of possession-trance) is described. In the analysis focus has been on the symbolic content of the three fases of ritual time in the initiation. Ref., notes, résumé en français.
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