Knocking the Stone 11142005/12142005

in Travels with Tooy

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780226680583
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226680576 | DOI:
Knocking the Stone 11142005/12142005

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This chapter focuses on the Samaraka ceremony called “knocking the stone.” The ceremony was performed at Kodji's village of Tampaki and it involved pouring libations at the ancestor shrine in front of his house, telling Kodji and Akoomi and some fifty others a feast will be held in their honor in a week and that a stone will be knocked a week after that. This chapter also discusses the author's observation about the ceremony.

Keywords: knocking the stone; Samaraka ceremony; Kodji's village; Tampaki; Akoomi

Chapter.  4021 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology of Religion

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