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Fulbe Voices
Marriage, Islam, and Medicine In Northern Cameroon

ISBN 9780813338163
Published August 14, 2002 by Routledge
203 Pages

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Book Description

Fulbe Voices is based on everyday conversations in the West African village of Domaayo, Cameroon, where men and women struggle with the multiple cultural contradictions and social tensions emerging from their varied perspectives as farmers and entrepreneurs, schoolboys and elders, married and free women, rulers and ruled, Muslim scholars and spirit workers. Though sharing many terms of debate, Fulbe persons passionately argue about Muslim ideals and 'pagan' practices, about Fulbe tradition and national reform, and about local histories and global flows. In Fulbe culture, social worlds are articulated and transformed through narrative and embodied performance.

Table of Contents

Series Editor Preface -- Introduction -- Fulbeness, History, and Cultural Pluralism -- Pulaaku and Embodiment in Everyday Life -- On Cheap Cloth, Bad Sauce, and the Fragility of Marriage -- Forging Islamic Manhood -- Dangerous Affections: Mothers and Infants -- Intimate Others: Cannibal Witches and Spirits -- Domaayo and the World Bank -- Conclusion

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