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Status and identity in West Africa : Nyamakalaw of Mande / edited by David C. Conrad and Barbara E. Frank.

By: Conrad, David C
Contributor(s): Frank, Barbara E
Language: English Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1995.Description: xiii, 204p. : maps ; 24cm.ISBN: 0253209293
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Includes bibl. references. - This volume has its genesis in a panel organised by the editors for the 1987 African Studies Association meeting, Chicago (cf. p.vii). - Contents: 1, The paradox of word and meaning. Etymologies of nyamkala / Charles S. Bird, M.B. Kendall, K. Tera; Power, structure and Mande jeliw / B.G. Hoffman; The semantics of jugu / P.R. McNaughton; 2, Retracing steps in search of social history. Linguistic evidence for the history of West African "castes" / T. Tamari; Blind man meets prophet: oral tradition, Islam and funé identity / D.C. Conrad; Soninke garankéw and Bamana-Malinke jeliw / B.E. Frank; 3, The power of agency and identity. The Dieli of Korhogo / R. Launay; Women craft specialists in Jenne / A. LaViolette; Jaliya in the modern world / C.M. Chérif Keita.