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The Konkomba of Northern Ghana
Edited From His Published and Unpublished Writings by Jack Goody





ISBN 9781138598669
Published April 27, 2020 by Routledge
284 Pages

 
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Originally published in 1964 this book made available for the first time David Tait's writings on the Konkomba with whom he lived and worked for 5 years. Including some previously unpublished material, this volume discusses the political system of the Konkomba but includes aspects of social and religious life.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Political System

1. Relations With Neighbouring Poeples

2. Ecology

3. The Territorial Organization

4. The Clan and Lineage System

5. Marriage and the Extended House

6. The Lineage Over Time

7. Links Between Clans

8. The Tribal System

9. Conclusion

Part 2: The Domestic Organization 10. The Family, Household and Minor Lineage 11. Friendship Relations

Part 3: Some Features of Konkomba Ritual Institutions

12. Divination and Sacrifice 13. Konkomba Sorcery

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