Kongo Political Culture: The Conceptual Challenge of the Particular
Indiana University Press, 2000 - 274 pages
This book is a brilliant commentary on the political culture of the BaKongo of Lower Congo (now the Democratic Republic of Congo). MacGaffey analyzes texts written by young Kongo men between 1914 -1916 to explicate KiKongo culture and to question long-cherished anthropological assumptions.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thcson - LibraryThing
This is not a bad book, but it didn't strike a chord with me. As the title indicates, the author's interest lie in the particular, as in detailed first-hand descriptions of how certain people in Kongo ... Read full review
This book is a souvenir of our culture,
When the first missionary come to Kongo
This is a relationship between our ancestors
And the nature,our grand Father Kiananua was Among the principal actor in this book is a great
Pleasure reading this scripture.
Texts and Contexts
Translation Exoticism Banality
Tradition and Trade
Minkisi to Kill People Swiftly
Composition and Powers of an Nkondi