African Folklore: An Encyclopedia by Philip M. Peek, Kwesi Yankah

By Philip M. Peek, Kwesi Yankah

Written by means of a world crew of specialists, the three hundred entries supply perception into many features of African tradition and folklore.

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2:1–9. Sawyer, Harry. 1964. Ancestor Worship I—The Mechanics. Sierra Leone Bulletin of Religion 6, no. 2 (December) :25–33. ——. 1966. Ancestor Worship II—The Rationale. Sierra Leone Bulletin of Religion. 8, no. 2 (December) :33–37. ELOM DOVLO See also Cosmology; Divination; Religion: African Traditional Religion ANGOLA (REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA) Located on southern Africa’s west coast, Angola (including to the north the small former Portuguese enclave of Cabinda) is a large country of approximately 13 million people with a climate that ranges from tropical to subtropical.

The Serengeti Lion: A Study in Predator-Prey Relations. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ROBERTS See also Divination; Tricksters in African Folklore. ARABIC FOLK LITERATURE OF NORTH AFRICA The language (or more precisely the linguistic layers) of North African Arabic folk literature has not yet been paid the attention it deserves. This is due to the emphasis generally placed on literary or anthropological aspects of the texts, the reluctance to grant legitimacy to colloquial or colloquializing speech, and the difficulties of performing a suitable analysis.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ROBERTS See also Divination; Tricksters in African Folklore. ARABIC FOLK LITERATURE OF NORTH AFRICA The language (or more precisely the linguistic layers) of North African Arabic folk literature has not yet been paid the attention it deserves. This is due to the emphasis generally placed on literary or anthropological aspects of the texts, the reluctance to grant legitimacy to colloquial or colloquializing speech, and the difficulties of performing a suitable analysis.

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