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Of Life and Health

The Language of Art and Religion in an African Medical System

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Hardback

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Of Life and Health by Alexis Bekyane Tengan
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An anthropological study of the health system of the Dagara people of northern Ghana and southern Burkina Faso, Of Life and Health develops a cultural and epistemological lexicon of Dagara life by examining its religious, ritual, and artistic expressions. Consisting of ethnographic descriptions and analysis of six Dagara cultic institutions, each of which deals with different aspects of sustaining and transmitting life, the volume gives a holistic account of the Dagara knowledge system.

Author Biography

Alexis Bekyane Tengan is an independent scholar in social and cultural anthropology resident in Belgium. He has taught for many years both in Belgium and in his native Ghana, and he now curates a private museum of sacred art and objects with studios in both countries. His publications include the Mythical Narratives in Ritual: Dagara Black Bagr (2006) and The Art of Mythical Composition and Narration: Dagara White Bagr (2012).
Release date NZ
December 1st, 2018
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
18 illustrations
Imprint
Berghahn Books
Pages
272
ISBN-13
9781789201017
Product ID
28124988

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