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Title Status and identity in West Africa : Nyamakalaw of Mande / edited by David C. Conrad and Barbara E. Frank.
Imprint Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 1995.

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Series African systems of thought
African systems of thought.
Subject Mandingo (African people)
Mandingo (African people) -- Kinship.
Mandingo (African people) -- Social life and customs.
Artisans -- Africa, West.
Social classes -- Africa, West.
Social structure -- Africa, West.
Endogamy and exogamy -- Africa, West.
Africa, West -- Social life and customs.
Alt Name Conrad, David C.
Frank, Barbara E.
Description 1 online resource (x, 204 pages) : maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Etymologies of "nyamakala" / Charles S. Bird, Martha B. Kendall, and Kalilou Tera -- Power, structure, and Mande "jeliw" / Barbara G. Hoffman -- Semantics of "jugu" : blacksmiths, lore, and "who's bad" in Mande / Patrick R. McNaughton -- Linguistic evidence for the history of West African "castes" / Tal Tamari -- Blind man meets prophet : oral tradition, Islam, and "fune" identity / David C. Conrad -- Soninke "garankew" and amana-Malinke "jeliw" : Mande leatherworkers, identity, and the diaspora / Barbara E. Frank -- Dieli of Korhogo : identity and identification / Robert Launay -- Women craft specialists in Jenne : the manipulation of Mande social categories / Adria La Violette -- "Jaliya" in the modern world : a tribute to Banzumana Sissoko and Massa Makan Diabate / Cheick Makamadou Cherif Keita.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
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English.
ISBN 0585231893 (electronic bk.)
9780585231891 (electronic bk.)
0253314097 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
0253209293 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
9780253314093
9780253209290
1282075640
9781282075641
9786612075643
6612075643
0253112648
9780253112644
OCLC # 45730233
Additional Format Print version: Status and identity in West Africa. Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 1995 0253314097 (DLC) 94020215 (OCoLC)30510790
Table of Contents
 Acknowledgments 
 A Note on Orthography and Terminology 
 Introduction: Nyamakalaya / David C. Conrad, Barbara E. Frank1
IEtymologies of nyamakala / Charles S. Bird, Martha B. Kendall, Kalilou Tera27
IIPower, Structure, and Mande jeliw / Barbara G. Hoffman36
IIIThe Semantics of jugu: Blacksmiths, Lore, and "Who's Bad" in Mande / Patrick R. McNaughton46
IVLinguistic Evidence for the History of West African "Castes" / Tal Tamari61
VBlind Man Meets Prophet: Oral Tradition, Islam, and fune Identity / David C. Conrad86
VISoninke garankew and Bamana-Malinke jeliw: Mande Leatherworkers, Identity, and the Diaspora / Barbara E. Frank133
VIIThe Dieli of Korhogo: Identity and Identification / Robert Launay153
VIIIWomen Craft Specialists in Jenne: The Manipulation of Mande Social Categories / Adria La Violette170
IXJaliya in the Modern World: A Tribute to Banzumana Sissoko and Massa Makan Diabate / Cheick Mahamadou Cherif Keita182
 Contributors197
 Index199



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