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1 Beryl L. Bellman - THE LANGUAGE OF SECRECY: Symbols & Metaphors in Poro Ritual -

Rutgers University Press - 1984 - (First Edition) - (Hard Cover - W/Dust Jacket) - Used - Very Good - (Small tears and tape on dust jacket) - (Pages are Unmarked) - (Jacket has small tears with tape on front - Book is in great shape) - (African Secret Society) 

This is the study of the "West African Poro Secret Society." A secret society for men among the Kpelle, the largest cultural group in Liberia. In their initiation ritual, Poro young men enter the interior bush country, where they are supposedly scarified and killed by the devil and " re-born" as they re-enter their communities, a year later with special knowledge of how to keep secrets. An amazing and informative study. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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