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Braided worlds

Author: Alma Gottlieb; Philip Graham
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Braiding their own stories with those of the villagers of Asagbe and Kosangbe, the authors recounts a host of unexpected dramas with these West African villages, prompting serious questions about the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alma Gottlieb; Philip Graham
ISBN: 9780226305271 0226305279 9780226305288 0226305287
OCLC Number: 769871195
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 162 pages : illustration, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: A Beng path to birth (September 1986-May 1987) --
Alma: of blessings and bad faith --
Philip: the scrabble champion --
Alma: two homes and a hospital --
Censored words (March 1990) --
Philip: la crise --
Alma: can you teach anthropology to a toddler? --
Philip: our own house of Mbari --
Back in the village (May-June 1993) --
Alma: the house of Africa --
Philip: raising the stakes --
Alma: old agendas, new agendas --
Philip: the adventures of Tintin --
Alma: the spirit of grandfather Denju --
Philip: one screen door --
Casting spells (June-July 1993) --
Alma: another story to confess --
Philip: anything but invisible --
Alma: too expensive to die --
Philip: the waiting fax --
Things of the heart (July-August 1993) --
Alma: mad to be modern --
Philip: my father's African afterlife --
Alma: the first twelve months of life --
Philip: welcoming ghosts --
Alma: Amenan's lament --
Philip: "Denju, denju" --
Alma: mystical musical chairs --
Philip: gifting party --
Alma: tying up loose ends --
Philip: shooting fish --
A different fieldwork site (January 1994) --
Alma: converging paths --
Philip: "ka-na poblé" --
Epilogue: Côte d'Ivoire and the Beng in crisis --
A brief note about the Beng.
Responsibility: Alma Gottlieb & Philip Graham.

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"At this moment in the history of our divided and violent world, we profoundly need to hear the voices of Alma Gottlieb and Philip Graham as they return to the Beng people of the Cote d'Ivoire and Read more...

 
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