Of Life and Health

The Language of Art and Religion in an African Medical System
by Alexis Bekyane Tengan
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Publisher: Berghahn Books

Publication Date: December 01, 2018

ISBN: 9781789201024

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An anthropological study of the health system of the Dagara people of northern Ghana and southern Burkina Faso, Of Life and Health develops a cultural and epistemological lexicon of Dagara life by examining its religious, ritual, and artistic expressions. Consisting of ethnographic descriptions and analyses of six Dagara cultic institutions, each of which deals with different aspects of sustaining and transmitting life, the volume gives a holistic account of the Dagara knowledge system.