Reviewing Reality: Dynamics of African Divination

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W. E. A. van Beek, Philip M. Peek
LIT Verlag Münster, 2013 - 395 pagine
From crab divination in the Cameroon (front cover) to friction oracles in the Congo Basin, from reading cast objects in Mozambique to spirit possession in Cote d'Ivoire, from Sudanese ebony diviners to South African Xhosa healers (below), divination systems throughout Africa serve their communities by resolving problems and answering questions. Divination helps people chart a course in life by a deeper under­standing of past and present. This important collection reveals the extraordinary diversity and complexity of African divination systems, focusing on self-knowledge, social reality, and on intercultural and historical relations. Walter E.A. van Beek is Professor of Anthropology of Religion at Tilburg University, Netherlands. Philip M. Peek is Professor Emeritus at Drew University, USA.
 

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Philip Peek and Walter van Beek
1
René Devisch
25
Nomfando LilyRose Mlisa
59
Philip Peek
83
Véroniqae Dachesne
99
Adereini Suleiman Ajala
115
Albert de Sargy
141
Baerends
159
Paulo Granjo
211
Wendy ames
239
Iulie Ndaya
257
Luc Pecquet
271
Ron E glash
295
Patricia Lamarchede Largentaye
313
Wim van Binsbergen
339
Profile of authors
376

among the Anufom of Northern Togo
182

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