An African World

An African World

The Basongye Village of Lupupa Ngye
Alan P. Merrian
Distribution: World
Publication date: 12/22/1974
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-30280-9
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This is an engrossing account of ethnographic field work carried out in Lupupa Ngye, a Basongye village of central Zäire. The author's general aim was to know Basongye society and culture, and also to study music and the other arts. This volume provides a vivid descriptive sketch of the daily lives of the villagers and an understanding of their belief system. Professor Merriam's field-work in Lupupa Ngye was intensive and capable; his report on it is illuminating.

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