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By Francis Bebey, Josephine Bennett

ISBN-10: 1613746598

ISBN-13: 9781613746592

Enticing and enlightening, this consultant explores African music's varieties, musicians, tools, and position within the lifetime of the folks. A discography categorized by means of kingdom, topic, crew, and software can also be included.

Original variation: 1969
English translation: 1975, Josephine Bennett

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A number of colleagues have shared unpublished work, especially Ian Fowler, Terry Childs, Hans Hahn, Peter Telfair, Cathy Skidmore-Hess, and Zoƫ Strother. Virginia Lazzati and Diana Wylie offered helpful suggestions on early stages of the manuscript. Subsequently, I have benefited enormously from close readings by Patrick McNaughton, Ian Fowler, Terry Childs, Marla Berns, and anonymous readers for the Indiana University Press, as well as by my husband, Robert L. Herbert. Bob has been my companion through some four decades of the life cycle.

During the entire process, the smelter kept close watch to see that no women and no men not observing the prohibition against sexual activity came near the furnace. During the smelting itself, food and leaves were offered to the furnace, it was exhorted to be fertile in iron, and a child was beaten and made to cry. In spite of the exclusion of women, the three of us female researchers were allowed to be present throughout, and an old woman with two younger ones also approached the furnace on several occasions.

More recently the synthesizing work of several writers, most notably Pierre de Maret (1980, 1985), has confirmed the direction of my own thinking about metalworking, procreation, and power. De Maret focuses primarily on Central Africa. Specialized studies of ironworking in other areas such as those of Echard (1965, 1968, 1983), van der Merwe and Avery (1987), Rowlands and Warnier (1988), and Fowler (1990) have also affirmed the intensely sexual and procreative nature of the processes, albeit with significant variants.

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