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Title:Legislative gossip as theatre: Odeli and Abule of Ibaji of East-central Nigeria
Author:Akoh, Ameh Dennis
Year:2016
Periodical:African Performance Review (ISSN 1753-5964)
Volume:8
Issue:1
Pages:17-29
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:masquerades
drama
theatre
Abstract:The author discusses the concept of legislative gossip masquerade performances among the Ibaji (Nigeria) as a ritualistic model of societal cleansing. Advancing the concept of legislative gossip as gossip that is backed by traditional law, he looks a both masked and non-masked masquerades (facekuerades) and concludes that the masquerade culture as theatre among the Ibaji is a form of cultural expression as well as communal action. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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