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Son of the root

Djedwa Yao Kuman Kulango healer and hunter

Ilaria Micheli, Mark Brady (translated by)

Editore: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste Collana: ATrA Aree di transizione linguistiche e culturali in Africa
pp. 297 ISBN: 9788883037962
ed. 2017 eISBN: 9788883037979
Formati: Stampa, eBook
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“Son of the Root” is the result of 12 months of field research in the Kulango village (Gur-Voltaic) of Nassian in Côte d’Ivoire. The author, whose Profilo Grammaticale e Vocabolario della Lingua Kulango – published by the University of Naples “L’Orientale” in 2007 – stands as the first grammatical description of the Kulango language, examines the Kulango world of natural medicine and hunting, following the story and memories of the village’s last traditional healer: Djedwa Yao Kuman, who died on 24th October, 2008 at the age of approximately 80. In addition to an anthropological discussion of Kulango traditional medicine and hunting, the book presents a rich collection of texts in Kulango, translated into English, with more than 1400 comments in the footnotes.