DEATH AND THE INVISIBLE POWERS: THE WORLD OF KONGO BELIEF

DEATH AND THE INVISIBLE POWERS: THE WORLD OF KONGO BELIEF

By: Bockie, Simon

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. [Bockie's] description of Kongo culture is vivid, beautifully clear, and ab solutely authentic, as only a native could make it.... I don't know of anyt hing of its kind that is both as good, ethnographically, and as readable."y att MacGaffey Simon Bockie has written an engaging, often personal account of the views a nd behaviors surrounding death in his own society, the Kongo of Lower Zaire , northern Angola, and the Congo." â??Cahiers d'Etudes africaines ... excellent book of Kongo religious life and thought... " â??Religion It is a book that is remarkably well written, both for its readability and for its explanatory value.... the book is a superb starting place for under standing Kongo religion, and will work as an introduction to African religi on in general as well."â??International Journal of African Historical Studi es ... an excellent introduction for anyone seeking to understand Kongo tradit ional culture and thought." â??Oshun Rich in anecdote and case histories, Death and the Invisible Powers is a personal account of the spiritual life of the Kongo people. It describes the ancient traditions that nourish a culture whose name symbolizes the heart of Central Africa.

Title: DEATH AND THE INVISIBLE POWERS: THE WORLD OF KONGO BELIEF

Author Name: Bockie, Simon

Categories: General,

Publisher: Indiana University Press - I.: 1993

ISBN Number: 0253208084

ISBN Number 13: 9780253208088

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000044911