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Kpele Lala

Ga Religious Songs and Symbols

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674182097

Publication Date: 01/01/1971

313 pages

8 halftones, 1 map, 11 tables

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The Ga of southeastern Ghana believe that kpele cult represents the religion of their forefathers. Here is the collection of more than 240 of the song texts (lala) of this cult, each accompanied by its English translation. Marion Kilson’s introductory essay delves into the complex Ga conceptualization of the universe that underlies the songs and sets them in the context of Ga social organization.

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