First Notes on Koma Culture

ab 49,90 

Franz Kröger, Ben Baluri Saibu

Life in a Remote Area of Northern Ghana

ISBN 978-3-643-10543-1
Band-Nr. 13
Jahr 2010
Seiten 568
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Forschungen zu Sprachen und Kulturen Afrikas


Although the Koma are known throughout the world as a result of the
so-called Komaland-terracottas, excavated in the 1980s, no extensive
ethnographic publication about their culture has appeared yet. The present
book comprises some of the results of Franz Kröger’s surveys during six
field research trips between 1984 and 2008. It is also based on the
profound knowledge of the co-author, Ben Baluri Saibu, a lawyer from the
Koma village of Yikpabongo.

The main focus of the book is the social, political and economic structure
of the Koma, as well as their material culture, and, above all, their
traditional religion and the extraordinarily dynamic history. A
Konni-English word list with approximately 2400 entries might be
interesting for linguists specialised in the West African Gur languages.