Between God, the Dead and the Wild: Chamba Interpretations of Religion and Ritual
Edinburgh University Press for the International African Institute, 1990 - Africa, West - 252 pages
Based on observations in two West African villages - one a traditionally uncentralised community in contemporary Nigeria, the other a small chiefdom in Cameroon - this study shows that despite basic presuppositions regarding various types of being, the beliefs of the two groups manifest themselves in quite different ways. Focusing particularly on Chamba conceptions of people, masks and cults, Richard Fardon applies contemporary social theory to Chamba religion and shows how particular individuals integrate their concerns with notions of human purpose, the agricultural cycle and the values of the wilds.
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the living the dead the wild and God
the Mapeo variant of cult
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