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Africa's Ogun: Old World and New (African Systems of Thought) 2 Sub Edition

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ISBN-10: 0253332516
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O ... an ethnographically rich contribution to the historical understanding of West African culture, as well as an exploration of the continued vitality of that culture in the changing environments of the Americas.O NAfrican Studies Review OCults involving OgunNthe ancient African god of iron, warfare, and huntingNtranscend boundaries of ethnicity, race, and class. With more than 40 million adherents, the religion thrives in West Africa, South America, the Caribbean, and North America. Essays in this volume document the widespread appeal of Ogun, with each contributor presenting varying insights into the philosophy of life that Ogun embodies .O NChoice O ... leav[es] the reader with a sense of the vitality, dynamism, and complexity of Ogun and the cultural contexts in which he thrives... magnificent contribution to the literature on Ogun, Yoruba culture, African religions, and the African diaspora.O NInternational Journal of Historical Studies New material in second edition: part 3: Transformations of Ogun A Comparative Analysis of Ogun in Precolonial Yorubaland by J.D.Y. Peel Unveiling the Orisha by Philip Scher Repossession: Ogun in Folklore and Literature by Donald J. Cosentino Ogun and Mind/Body Potentiality: Yoruba Scarification and Painting Traditions in Africa and the Americas by Henry John Drewal and John Mason Ogun: Builder of the LukumiOs House by John Mason

About the Author

Sandra T. Barnes is Professor of Anthropology and Director of African Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is author of Patrons and Power: Creating a Political Community in Metropolitan Lagos and Ogun: An Old God for a New Age.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Product Details

  • Series: African Systems of Thought
  • Hardcover: 389 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr; 2 Sub edition (May 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0253332516
  • ISBN-13: 978-0253332516
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,592,093 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By coulter on March 16, 2010
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This is much better than I had presumed it would be. So much info on Baba Ogun on different aspects of this great Orisha related to his role in warfare, technology, Yoruba culture, etc..with a balance of perspectives from both the continent/Yorubaland and the new world. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with the amount of information contained in this great book from both scholarly and religious sources.
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This is a really wonderful collection of scholarly articles about Ogun. I took a workshop 20+ years ago that identified Ogun as my guardian Orisha, and have been curious about him over the years. There is so much conflicting information online that it is difficult for even a professional academic researcher like me to cut through it all. This book did the trick. It was absolutely fantastic in its breadth and clarity. The collection of scholars assembled for it was ideal. I was very grateful someone took the time to create this collection of scholarly essays.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Davidson on August 1, 2008
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A great book about Ogun's cult. If you want to know Ogun in Africa and in Americas, you need this book.
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6 of 11 people found the following review helpful By The Sesh on August 10, 2012
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This is just another eurocentric reduction of Afrikan spiritual science into "paganism." Don't waste your money. Unfortunately, most written material assessible in the U.S.A about Afrikan spirituality is. If you want to know about the real science, read Dr. Karenga's "Odu Ifa" yoruba-english translation of the most ancient sacred scriptures on Earth.
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