TITLE

PAST PASSAGES: INITIATION RITES ON THE ADAMAWA PLATEAU (CAMEROON)

AUTHOR(S)
Leis, Philip
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Ethnology;Spring2011, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p169
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
During the 1960s in the northern Cameroon, the Nyam-Nyam (or Nizaa) performed rites of passage, where boys were circumcised and underwent lengthy initiation rites. Since the rituals are no longer performed, several occasions are described and the question of their demise is examined. (Rites of passage, circumcision, identity, Nyam-Nyam/Nizaa, Cameroon)
ACCESSION #
87333758

 

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