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Griots at War: Conflict, Conciliation, and Caste in Mande Hardcover – June 8, 2001


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" ... a compelling study of how social identities and relationships are constructed and reconstructed through action, specifically through speech... The book succeeds marvelously in conveying the voice of the people who are, in every sense of the word, its subject." - Robert Launay

About the Author

Barbara G. Hoffman is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Cleveland State University. She is author of many essays on Mande culture and producer of ethnographic videos on East and West African cultures. She is known to the Mande griot community as Jeli Jeneba Jabate.


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