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|Leiden University catalogue
|Kouao Bile's water: the rationality of religious conversion in a West African town
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|African studies association
|Ivory Coast - Côte d'Ivoire
|Nana Kouao Bile is the 'king' of Juablin, a Akan group, living in the south eastern part of the Ivory Coast. This paper consists of two parts. Part I describes the 'intellectualist' theory of religious conversion in Africa of the anthropologist Horton. Part II uses this theory to explain the conversion of Nana Kouao to Islam.