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Title:Reviewing reality: dynamics of African divination
Editors:Beek, Walter E.A. vanISNI
Peek, Philip M.ISNI
Year:2013
Issue:50
Pages:395
Language:English
Series:Afrikanische Studien
City:Zürich
Publisher:Lit Verlag
ISBN:3643903359; 9783643903358
Geographic terms:Africa
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Ivory Coast - Côte d'Ivoire
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Mozambique
Nigeria
South Africa
Sudan
Togo
Subjects:divination
Anufo
Anyi
Kapsiki
Lyélé
Uduk
Xhosa
Yaka (Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo)
Yoruba
Abstract:This collection reveals the diversity and complexity of African divination systems, focusing on (self-)knowledge and healing (section 1), social reality (section 2), and intercultural and historical relations (section 3). Contributions: Of divinatory 'co-naissance' among the Yaka of the DR Congo (René Devisch); Intuition as divination among the Xhosa of South Africa (Nomfundo Lily-Rose Mlisa); The communal self: diviners, twins, and doubles (Philip Peek); The 'Boson' oracle's performance: frame and expressivity in Anyi divination (Véronique Duchesne); Ifa divination: a diagnostic and therapeutic device in the Yoruba healing system (Aderemi Suleiman Ajala); Why divination is an important topic (Albert de Surgy); Underground judgment: divination and social control among the Anufom of northern Togo (Els Baerends); Crab divination among the Kapsiki/Higi of North Cameroon and northeastern Nigeria (Walter van Beek); 'It's just the starting engine': the status of spirits and objects in South Mozambican divination (Paulo Granjo); The 'listening ebony' revisited (Uduk, Sudan) (Wendy James); 'Take your pen': self-divination in the Congolese diaspora (Julie Ndaya); Signs, marks, oracles: 'writing' in Lyela fox divination (Burkina Faso) (Luc Pecquet); An ethnocomputing comparison of African and native American divination systems (Ron Eglash); The friction oracle from the Congo Basin (Patricia Lamarche-de Largentaye); African divination across time and space: typology and intercultural epistemology (Wim van Binsbergen). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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