West African Religious Traditions; Focus on the Akan of Ghana

West African Religious Traditions; Focus on the Akan of Ghana

by Robert B. Fisher


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West African Religious Traditions provides a unique and accessible way for readers to understand the dynamics and structures of traditional African religion, and to see its resonances in African-American religious life today. Focusing on the Akan of Ghana, this book is the result of the author's lifetime of close collaboration with Ghanaians at all levels of that West African nation. West African Religious Traditions is a remarkable entree into a fascinating world of African religion and culture.

Fisher has lived and taught in Ghana and brings to his writing both love for Africa and the keen eye of a trained liturgist who knows the importance of grounding his statement of principles in concrete observations of song, dance, ceremonies, and recitations of mythic narratives. Ghanaians have been involved at every stage of the writing and re-writing of this book, helping to clarify the material. The result is an up-to-date, well researched, and student-ready volume, whose study questions and bibliography make it ideal for classroom use.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570751653
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 03/01/1998
Series: Faith Meets Faith Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 9.99(h) x 0.63(d)

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