Includes bibliographical references and index. The cultural tradition of the African forests / Wyatt MacGaffey -- Recasting divination research / Philip M. Peek -- Telling and foretelling: African divination and art in wider perspective / John Mack -- Muslim divination and the history of religion of sub-Saharan Africa / Louis Brenner -- Proofs and promises: setting meaning before the eyes / Mary Nooter Roberts -- Difficult decisions, perilous acts: producing potent histories with the Tabwa boiling-water oracle / Allen F. Roberts -- Smells and bells: the role of skepticism in Pende divination / Z.S. Strother -- The slit-drum and body imagery in mediumistic divination among the Yaka / René Devisch -- Art and divination among Chokwe, Lunda, Luvale, and other related peoples of northwestern Zambia / Manuel Jordán -- Divination as a fundamental organizing principle in equatorial Africa / Alisa LaGamma -- Where the mouse is omniscient: the mouse oracle among the Guro / Lorenz Homberger -- Variations on a theme: ritual, performance, intellect / Barry Hallen -- Continuity and change in the verbal, artistic, ritualistic, and performance traditions of Ifa divination / Wande Abimbola -- Riding the horse of praise: the mounted figure motif in Ifa divination sculpture / Rowland Abiodun.
- LCC: BF1812
- Dewey Decimal: 133.3/0967
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: viii, 209 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm.
- Edition Info: (alk. paper)
- Divination -- Africa, Central
- Art, Black -- Africa, Central
- Divination -- Africa, West
- Art, Black -- Africa, West
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