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Sixteen Cowries. Yoruba Divination from Africa to the New World

Bascom, William

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ISBN 10: 0253352800 / ISBN 13: 9780253352804
Published by Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1980
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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790pp. Brick-red cloth. Detailed descriptions of divination practices, with many pages of incantations in Yoruba and English. Light rubbing to one corner of cover, else fine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006215

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Title: Sixteen Cowries. Yoruba Divination from ...

Publisher: Indiana University Press, Bloomington

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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"... a landmark in research of African oral traditions."  -- African Arts

"... a significant contribution to the understanding of Yoruba religious belief, magic, and art." -- Journal of Religion in Africa

Yoruba texts and English translations of a divination system that originated in Nigeria and is widely practiced today by male and female diviners in the diaspora. A landmark edition.

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