New PDF release: Culture and Customs of Senegal (Culture and Customs of

By Eric S. Ross Ph.D.

ISBN-10: 0313340366

ISBN-13: 9780313340369

A mix of indigenous lifestyles within the rural geographical region and metropolitan tradition in city facilities, Senegal has been a small, but sought after nation on Africa's western coast. during this accomplished research of latest Senegalese lifestyles, readers will learn the way day-by-day existence are celebrated via either spiritual and secular customs. scholars can examine how Senegal's oral storytelling, Islamic roots, and French colonialism have formed literature and media in modern-day society. From the road to the studio, the subject of paintings in Senegalese existence can also be coated. Ross additionally delves into architectural kinds and sleek housing in city environments, whereas additionally protecting common delicacies and conventional type. Readers will find out about the common Senegalese kin as a social and monetary unit, and may see how track, dance, and activities play an necessary function of their lives. perfect for top tuition scholars and common readers, this quantity within the tradition and Customs of Africa sequence is an ideal addition to any library's reference assortment.

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A Catholic priest, Father Augustin Diamacoune, led the ethnically based armed separatist insurrection in the Lower Casamance during the 1980s and 1990s. Introduction 11 E thnicity , N ot T ribe The reader may be aware at this point that the term “tribe” has not been used in the earlier descriptions of Senegal’s people. Unlike Somalia, for instance, or most of the Arab countries to its north, Senegal has never been a tribal society. A tribe is a specific form of sociopolitical organization where authority is exercised through segmentary lineages that recognize a common filiation.

As a result of these multiple alliances, in a 1958 referendum Senegalese voters rejected the possibility of immediate and outright independence in favor of a larger measure of self-rule within the French political system. Nonetheless, full independence came two years later. The French government dissolved the AOF, and each of the constituent colonies was steered toward full international sovereignty. Many leading African intellectuals, such as Cheikh Anta Diop, condemned the creation of a multiplicity of small, impoverished countries and advocated African unity and a pan-African state.

Coastal areas, and the maritime deltas of the Casamance, Sine-Saloum, and Senegal rivers in particular, were home to fishing communities. These communities were responsible for the innumerable seashell middens, which today rise five or six feet above the tidal flats and consist of piles of discarded seashells, the refuse of centuries of shellfish consumption. Inland, a megalithic culture characterized 14 Culture and Customs of Senegal by alignments of dressed stones flourished in the Gambia and eastern Saloum regions.

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