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The Language of Secrecy: Symbols & Metaphors in Poro Ritual

Bellman, Beryl L.

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ISBN 10: 0813509696 / ISBN 13: 9780813509693
Published by Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, N.J., 1984
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Octavo in offwhite cloth in reddish brown dust jacket; illus.; 164 p., 24 cm. In English. Fine copy in Very Good(++) DJ. Light edgewear to DJ; barely noticeable fading to spine; some sunning around edges of DJ flaps; else excellent, secondhand copy; pages are bright, crisp and free of marks and creases; binding is tight and square. Bookseller Inventory # 83989

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Title: The Language of Secrecy: Symbols & Metaphors...

Publisher: Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, N.J.

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: very good +

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The Poro is a secret society for men in West Africa, particularly common among the Kpelle, the largest cultural group in Liberia. Sociologist Beryl Bellman witnessed and participated in the Poro initiation ritual.

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