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Title:The Cult of Akuj among Some Turkana Elders in Kenya
Author:Hauge, Hans-Egil
Periodical:Africana Marburgensia
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:African religions
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Religion and Witchcraft
Abstract:The account of the cult of Akuj (God or the Supreme Being) among some Turkana elders was written by the Norwegian historian of religion and ethnologists Hans-Egil Hauge shortly before he died in 1981. In an introduction to Hauge's account, David Westerland summarizes and compares the contents of previous studies on the role of God among the Turkana. The most significant one of these studies is P.H. Gulliver's 'A Preliminary Survey of the Turkana; a report compiled for the Government of Kenya'. (Communications from the School of African Studies, n.s. no. 26, Univ. of Cape Town, 1951). In relation to what is said about Akuj in that book, Hauge's work is supplementary rather than overlapping. Map, notes, pl.