The Funeral Performances among the Bukusu of Kenya

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Simon Nganga

A Contribution to Communicative Genre Analysis

ISBN 978-3-643-90971-8
Band-Nr. 84
Jahr 2017
Seiten 328
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This book is about interactions in the funeral context among
the Bukusu people of Kenya that brings together many
religions. The author describes and accounts for hybridity
as it is revealed by communicative techniques used by the
priest and the comforter in the two communicative genres –
the sermon and the traditional public comforting – that
belong to the Christian and the Traditional Bukusu religions
respectively. By approaching the over-a-century-co-existence
of the two religions from a linguistic perspective, the
study aims at ascertaining the relationship between the two

Simon Wanjala works as a lecturer in Moi
University Kenya.