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Death and the Invisible Powers: The World of Kongo Belief Simon Bockie

Death and the Invisible Powers: The World of Kongo Belief

Simon Bockie

Published September 1st 1993
ISBN : 9780253208088
Paperback
176 pages
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[Bockies] description of Kongo culture is vivid, beautifully clear, and absolutely authentic, as only a native could make it.... I dont know of anything of its kind that is both as good, ethnographically, and as readable. --Wyatt MacGaffeySimonMore[Bockies] description of Kongo culture is vivid, beautifully clear, and absolutely authentic, as only a native could make it.... I dont know of anything of its kind that is both as good, ethnographically, and as readable. --Wyatt MacGaffeySimon Bockie has written an engaging, often personal account of the views and behaviors surrounding death in his own society, the Kongo of Lower Zaire, northern Angola, and the Congo. --Cahiers dEtudes africaines... excellent book of Kongo religious life and thought... --ReligionIt is a book that is remarkably well written, both for its readability and for its explanatory value.... the book is a superb starting place for understanding Kongo religion, and will work as an introduction to African religion in general as well. --International Journal of African Historical Studies... an excellent introduction for anyone seeking to understand Kongo traditional culture and thought. --OshunRich in anecdote and case histories, Death and the Invisible Powers is a personal account of the spiritual life of the Kongo people. It describes the ancient traditions that nourish a culture whose name symbolizes the heart of Central Africa.