Womunafu's Bunafu: A Study of Authority in a Nineteenth-Century African Community

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This book reconstructs the career of Womunafu, the son of a ruler of a small state in what is today Uganda. Recognized as an infant to be possessed by Mukama, the spirit of a heroic figure in the tradition of the wider region, Womunafu was placed in a large enclosure, one of four he would occupy from 1830 until his death in 1906. During his long life Womunafu had many wives and children and achieved a position of dominance in the village that came to be known as Bunafu. In considering his life, David William Cohen offers ...

Womunafu's Bunafu: A Study of Authority in a Nineteenth-Century African Community 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691643236

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Womunafu's Bunafu: A Study of Authority in a Nineteenth-Century African Community 2015, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691615851

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Womunafu's Bunafu: A Study of Authority in a Nineteenth-Century African Community 1978, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691030937

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