Africa's Ogun, Second, Expanded Edition (Paperback)

Old World and New (African Systems of Thought)

By Sandra T. Barnes (Editor)

Indiana University Press, 9780253210838, 416pp.

Publication Date: June 22, 1997

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The second edition of this landmark work is enhanced by new chapters on Ogun worship in the New World. From reviews of the first edition:

... an ethnographically rich contribution to the historical understanding of West African culture, as well as an exploration of the continued vitality of that culture in the changing environments of the Americas." --African Studies Review

... leav es] the reader with a sense of the vitality, dynamism, and complexity of Ogun and the cultural contexts in which he thrives.... magnificent contribution to the literature on Ogun, Yoruba culture, African religions, and the African diaspora." --International Journal of Historical Studies

About the Author

Sandra T. Barnes is Professor of Anthropology and Director of African Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is author of Patrons and Power: Creating a Political Community in Metropolitan Lagos and Ogun: An Old God for a New Age.