The Quest For Fruition Through Ngoma: The Political Aspects of Healing in Southern Africa pdf epub fb2

The Quest For Fruition Through Ngoma: The Political Aspects of Healing in Southern Africa by - pdf epub fb2

The Quest For Fruition Through Ngoma: The Political Aspects of Healing in Southern Africa Author: -
Title: The Quest For Fruition Through Ngoma: The Political Aspects of Healing in Southern Africa
ISBN: 0821413031
ISBN13: 978-0821413036
Other Formats: mobi lrf docx mbr
Pages: 172 pages
Publisher: Ohio University Press; 1 edition (May 15, 2000)
Language: English
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Size PDF version: 1442 kb
Size EPUB version: 1806 kb
Subcategory: Social Sciences




This study has arisen out of a fascination with the vibrant nature of African societies, their vitality, and particularly the way in which they seem to be able time and again to overcome tribulation and turmoil. In the southern African region, ngoma, an indigenous ritual of healing, dance, rhythm, and rhyme, is at the heart of the social effort of turning the tables for individuals and communities so that their well-being is restored. This volume investigates ngoma in its many culturally diverse manifestations. It seeks to explore how these manifestations are perceived, how they function in relation to the needs of individuals and communities, and how they maintain their key functions in the face of modern developments and institutions.The contributions included here transmit an appreciation of the social capability of African societies to turn misfortune, affliction, and repression into a valued experience of growth and fulfillment.