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Author Davis, Christopher O.

Title Death in abeyance : therapies and illness among the Tabwa of Central Africa / Christopher O. Davis
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2000


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 W'PONDS  306.461089963 Dav/Dia  AVAILABLE
Description x, 342 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Series International African library ; 23
International African library ; 23
Contents 1. Home Boys, Home Dances: Migrants Create Past and Place -- 2. 'Those of My Home': Migrant Women on the Reef -- 3. 'We are Visitors': Men's and Women's Kiba -- 4. Women as Brothers, Women as Sons: Domestic Predicaments Unravelled -- 5. 'I Dress in This Fashion': Rural Women Singers and the Sotho Life-Course -- 6. Dislocations and Continuities: Disrupted Youth and Adolescence -- 7. Family Gifts, Family Spirits -- App. 1. Lists of Discussions and Interpreters -- App. 2. List of Kiba Performances -- App. 3. Select Discography
Summary "Kiba is a genre of 'traditional' music in South Africa. This book is about its performance and social meaning. Women migrants from the country's Northern Province have developed the genre, formerly an exclusively male one, in vibrant and stimulating ways. Through an exploration of the richness and variety of the songs, the social background to their performance, the life-histories of female performers, and the women's own running commentaries, Deborah James opens up novel pathways of interpretation of the significance of such music."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Alternative medicine -- Social aspects -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
Diseases -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
Tabwa (African people) -- Diseases.
Tabwa (African people) -- Medicine.
Therapeutics -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
Traditional medicine -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
LC no. 2001326023
ISBN 0748613056