Why Cry Die?

July 10th, 2015 by bobebill

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The Proliferation of Ancestors: Death Celebrations in the Cameroon Grassfields
http://www.academia.edu/6222803/The_Proliferation_of_Ancestors_Death_Celebrations_in_the_Cameroon_Grassfields

Cameroon RPCV Michael Jindra produced one of the best, if not the best, studies on death celebrations in the North West Province as his doctoral thesis. If you ever wondered what was taking place and why, this is a must read.

“This dissertation is a regional study of the mortuary cycle in the Northwest Province of Cameroon, and of transformations in the cycle due to twentieth century historical changes. Mortuary practices are explained, detailed and differentiated across the province, including death, burial and mourning practices. Special attention is paid to the final “death celebration,” the largest, most common, and most important ritual/festival of the region.”


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