Africa's Ogun: Old World and New

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Sandra T. Barnes
Indiana University Press, 1997 - Religion - 389 pages

The second edition of this landmark work is enhanced by new chapters on Ogun worship in the New World. From reviews of the first edition:

"... an ethnographically rich contribution to the historical understanding of West African culture, as well as an exploration of the continued vitality of that culture in the changing environments of the Americas." —African Studies Review

"... leav[es] the reader with a sense of the vitality, dynamism, and complexity of Ogun and the cultural contexts in which he thrives.... magnificent contribution to the literature on Ogun, Yoruba culture, African religions, and the African diaspora." —International Journal of Historical Studies

 

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Contents

Introduction to the First
1
ILLUSTRATIONS
3
The Etymology of the Word Ogún
29
Ogun the Empire Builder
39
4
46
5
76
Ogum dnd the Umbondisto Religion
90
6
96
Rhythms
218
Yoruba Body Artists and Their
235
11
241
Three Types of Éfon Yorùbá Body Marks
246
1o3 Kolo Designs of Womans Arm and Hand
249
A Comparative Analysis of Ogun
263
12
290
Unveiling the Orisha
319

The Dreddful God ond the Divine King
105
A Portrait of Ogun as Reflected in Ijala Chants
147
A Philosophy of Living and Dying
173
9
184
Dancing for Ogun in Yorubaland and in Brazil
199
14
332
15
352
Contributors
369
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About the author (1997)

Sandra T. Barnes is Professor of Anthropology and Director of African Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is author of Patrons and Power: Creating a Political Community in Metropolitan Lagos and Ogun: An Old God for a New Age.

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