Temne Twins (T-bri) Should Share Everything: Do You Mean Everything?

  title={Temne Twins (T-bri) Should Share Everything: Do You Mean Everything?},
  author={Frederick John Lamp},
  journal={African Arts},
  • F. Lamp
  • Published 18 January 2008
  • Art
  • African Arts
Frederick John Lamp This is a story of miniature spirit houses, elfin wooden beings, the empty shells of the dead, and the fear of sexual transgression, especially incest compounded by homosexuality. It takes place among the Temne people of northern Sierra Leone, situated in the incidence of twin births and the response of families to this rather disconcerting phenomenon. Multiple sets of twins, sometimes two and three sets in a family, are not uncommon in this region, as I have observed in… 
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