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The Bagre and the Story of My Life

  title={The Bagre and the Story of My Life},
  author={J. Goody},
  journal={Cambridge Anthropology},
  • J. Goody
  • Published 2003
  • History
  • Cambridge Anthropology
  • I went to work with the LoDagaa of northern Ghana in 1949. They were hoe farmers without an indigenous chief ship. But their ritual and religious life was very full, especially with the Bagre ceremonies, a 'secret' society the membership of which was open to men and women of all ages and took some six months to perform. The performance was accompanied by dancing and the drinking of beer. I counted myself very fortunate in being able to write down, over many years, versions of the long… CONTINUE READING
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