Rituals of Kinship Among the Nyakyusa

1st Edition

Monica Wilson

Published August 22, 2018
Reference - 296 Pages
ISBN 9781138600355 - CAT# K387873
Series: African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century


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Originally published in 1957, analyses the rituals celebrated by groups of kinsmen on the occasion of births, marriages and deaths within the age villages of the Nyakyusa. the connection between the form of the rituals and the kinship structure is examined. The symbolism of the rituals throws great light on the psychological reactions of this African people to death and birth, sin and misfortune, expiation and reconciliation.

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