BETWEEN GOD DEAD & WILD
Fardon draws on the testimony of informants in two Chamba villages in West Africa -- one an uncentralized community in Nigeria, the other a small chiefdom in Cameroon -- to show that, despite sharing basic presuppositions regarding various types of being, the two groups manifest their beliefs in quite different ways.
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the living the dead the wild and God
the Mapeo variant of cult
the Yeli variant
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