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Eating out of Calabashes, Was it Reality? Proto-Bantu and the Domestication of CucurbitsThis paper examines the history of calabashes in the Bantu-world. Due to conservation problems of floral remains in tropical areas, no material traces of these fruits have been excavated untill now. The...
The Locative Substitutive in CilubàIn this article we will examine the correlation between tonology and syntax in connection with the locative substitutives (LS), or locative independent pronouns in Cilubà, spoken in both Kàsaayì provinces of Congo. We will show that the tonology of the LS...
Definition of the Adjective in Bantu LanguagesIn Bantu, as in other language groups, the definition of the adjective depends on the type of criteria that one uses. Some authors make use of morphological criteria, some of syntactic criteria and others of semantic criteria. From this variety of...
The Daasanech of South-Western Ethiopia: Concepts Around Prosperity and MisfortuneThe question that is taken up in this lecture is how models which deal with prosperity and misfortune and with sickness and health are related to action-models of restoration and defence. I try to illuminate the...
Territorial Cults in West-Congo: Vanished or Transformed?This paper discusses some of the key issues in my current research on the history of the relationship between society, tradition and Christianity in the west of Congo-Kinshasa over the last century. My focus here is on the process of...
Nationality in the Belgian Congo: Construction and ImaginationThis article discusses nationality law in the Belgian Congo and analyses theoretical disputes in the contemporary legal literature concerning issues of nationality and racial segregation in colonial society. The Belgian nationality of...
Art and Healing: The Rituals of Possession Mahamba Related to Fertility Among the Luvale of ZambiaThis paper deals with a number of symbolic practices and art forms that have developed within rituals of possession known as mahamba in the upper Zambezi and Kasai area. I refer mostly to the Luvale...
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