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Africa's Ogun Old World and New

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ISBN-10: 0253205050

ISBN-13: 9780253205056

Edition: 1989

Authors: Sandra T. Barnes

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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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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 6/1/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 274
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.10" long x 0.70" tall
Language: English

List of Illustrations
A Note on Orthography
Africa's Ogun Transformed: Introduction to the Second Edition
The Many Faces of Ogun: Introduction to the First Edition
The Etymology of the Word "Ogun"
Ogun, the Empire Builder
Systematic Remembering, Systematic Forgetting: Ogou in Haiti
Ogum and the Umbandista Religion
The Dreadful God and the Divine King
A Portrait of Ogun as Reflected in Ijala Chants
Ogun's Iremoje: A Philosophy of Living and Dying
Dancing for Ogun in Yorubaland and in Brazil
Art or Accident: Yoruba Body Artists and Their Deity Ogun
A Comparative Analysis of Ogun in Precolonial Yorubaland
Repossession: Ogun in Folklore and Literature
Unveiling the Orisha
Ogun and Body/Mind Potentiality: Yoruba Scarification and Painting Traditions in Africa and the Americas
Ogun: Builder of the Lukumi's House