|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|
|Prezzo: € 22.00||Prezzo eBook: € 0.00|
“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.