Chokwe

  • Auteur: Manuel Jordán
  • ISBN: 9780823919901
  • Date de sortie: 1997-01-01
  • Collection: The Rosen Publishing Group
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Surveys the history, culture, and contemporary life of the Chokwe people of Angola, Zaire, and Zimbabwe.

Chokwe

  • Auteur: Boris Wastiau
  • ISBN: 9788874392933
  • Date de sortie: 2006-08-15
  • Collection: 5Continents
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This introduction to the sculpture of one of the best-known peoples in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo focuses exclusively on sculpture in the round. After situating the Chokwe in a temporal and spatial context, successive chapters look at figurines used in the divination ritual, statues related to the hamba possession cults, ancient traditional statuary (eighteenth and nineteenth centuries) known as the "homeland style", court objects reserved for the warrior aristocracy and the wooden masks associated with the chieftaincies and the initiation rites surrounding circumcision. Particular attention is paid to the precious figures of Chibinda Ilunga, the civilising hero of the origin myths, almost all of which came to Europe in the nineteenth century, as well as to stools, whose symbolism and function give insights into the Chokwe's religious beliefs and the hierarchical structure of the chieftaincies. Some fifteen field photographs, many previously unpublished prints from the archives of the ethnographic section of the Musee royal de l'Afrique centrale (Tervuren), illustrate the text. Book jacket.

Chokwe and Their Bantu Neighbours

  • Auteur: M. L. Rodrigues de Areia
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 2003
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Encyclopedia of African Religion

  • Auteur: Molefi Kete Asante
  • ISBN: 1412936365
  • Date de sortie: 2009
  • Collection: SAGE
  • Total Download: 3745
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Collects almost five hundred entries that cover the African response to spirituality, taboos, ethics, sacred space, and objects.

The Disciple and Sorcery

  • Auteur: Ben F. Eidse
  • ISBN: 1443883441
  • Date de sortie: 2015-09-18
  • Collection: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Ben F. Eidse is Shakambangu, a messenger who announces the truth, so-named by the Lunda-Chokwe who appreciate his commitment to learning their heart language, proverbs and culture. He often began his messages with a Chokwe proverb about the kambangu bird who doesn’t speak empty words like the prairie chicken, but announces the first sliver of the moon. He was also called “Tata,” a wise elder and “blacksmith who equipped us, not with guns, but with the Word of God,” which he translated, with two Chokwe pastors/storytellers. Eidse is among the rare western students of Lunda-Chokwe language and culture, which spreads over nine countries of central and southern Africa. His unique and original research captures Lunda-Chokwe oral history in print, tracing that blended tribe’s origin stories and cultural values. The Disciple and Sorcery is his career study of Lunda-Chokwe worldviews, including family and clan values, sorcery practices and experiences of Biblical discipleship. His research hypothesis is that a culturally relevant biblical discipleship can deal effectively with the fear of sorcery and the temptation to use it to harm others. This book will particularly appeal to the Lunda-Chokwe people, as well as to anyone who treasures respectful insight into a traditional society.

Encyclopedia of African History

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  • ISBN: 1579582451
  • Date de sortie: 2005
  • Collection: Taylor & Francis
  • Total Download: 6114
  • Total Read: 3294

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Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Africa and the Middle East

  • Auteur: Facts On File, Incorporated
  • ISBN: 143812676X
  • Date de sortie: 2009
  • Collection: Infobase Publishing
  • Total Download: 5564
  • Total Read: 1540

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Provides a reference to the history and culture of the peoples of Africa and the Middle East. Includes numerous entries on the major peoples that have maintained a cultural identity in the area, from ancient to modern times, summarizing their history, migration, culture, belief system, social organization, and relationship to other peoples.
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