Insight and artistry in African divination /

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Other Authors: Pemberton, John, 1928-
Format: Book
Published:Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, c2000.
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction / John Pemberton III
  • Part 1. Methodological Considerations
  • 1.. The Cultural Tradition of the African Forests / Wyatt MacGaffey
  • 2.. Recasting Divination Research / Philip M. Peek
  • 3.. Telling and Foretelling: African Divination and Art in Wider Perspective / John Mack
  • 4.. Muslim Divination and the History of Religion of Sub-Saharan Africa / Louis Brenner
  • Part 2. Central Africa
  • 5.. Proofs and Promises: Setting Meaning Before the Eyes / Mary Nooter Roberts
  • 6.. Difficult Decisions, Perilous Acts: Producing Potent Histories with the Tabwa Boiling-Water Oracle / Allen F. Roberts
  • 7.. Smells and Bells: the Role of Skepticism in Pende Divination / Z. S. Strother
  • 8.. The Slit-Drum and Body Imagery in Mediumistic Divination Among the Yaka / Rene Devisch
  • 9.. Art and Divination Among Chokwe, Lunda, Luvale, and Other Related Peoples of Northwestern Zambia / Manuel Jordan
  • 10.. Divination as a Fundamental Organizing Principle in Equatorial Africa / Alisa LaGamma
  • Part 3. West Africa
  • 11.. Where the Mouse is Omniscient: the Mouse Oracle Among the Guro / Lorenz Homberger
  • 12.. Variations on a Theme: Ritual, Performance, Intellect / Barry Hallen
  • 13.. Continuity and Change in the Verbal, Artistic, Ritualistic, and Performance Traditions of Ifa Divination / Wande Abimbola
  • 14.. Riding the Horse of Praise: the Mounted Figure Motif in Ifa Divination Sculpture / Rowland Abiodun
  • Glossary
  • Contributors
  • Index

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