The art of fasting : Benin's ague ceremony

@article{Curnow1997TheAO,
  title={The art of fasting : Benin's ague ceremony},
  author={Kathy Curnow},
  journal={African Arts},
  year={1997},
  volume={30},
  pages={46-53}
}
Alors que la colonisation britannique du Nigeria etait deja decidee, en 1897 le consul general britannique R. Phillips desirait se rendre a la ville de Benin en janvier et en fut empeche par les autorites locales Oba qui indiquerent que le rituel Ague, se deroulant pendant la meme periode, imposait une complete isolation et l'interdiction de toute visite. Les cultes Ague celebrent l'igname et le pouvoir dynastique, et sont marquees par une longue periode d'abstinence et de sobriete. Ces… Expand
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