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Title:Visualizing the Body: Photographic Clues and the Cultural Fluidity of Mbopo Institution, 1914-2014
Author:Udo, Nsima Stanislaus
Year:2021
Issue:78
Language:English
Series:African Studies Collection
City of publisher:Leiden
Publisher:African Studies Centre
ISBN:9789054481881
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:girls' initiation
women
rituals
Abstract:This book is based on the author's master's thesis 'Visualizing the body: Photographic clues and the cultural Fluidity of Mbopo Institution 1914-2014', winner of the 2019 Africa Thesis Award. This study examines the practice of mbopo ritual - a cultural rite of passage for nubile women among the Ibibio/Efik people.
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