An African World (Hardcover)

The Basongye Village of Lupupa Ngye

By Alan P. Merrian

Indiana University Press, 9780253302809, 384pp.

Publication Date: December 22, 1974

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This is an engrossing account of ethnographic field work carried out in Lupupa Ngye, a Basongye village of central Z ire. The author's general aim was to know Basongye society and culture, and also to study music and the other arts. This volume provides a vivid descriptive sketch of the daily lives of the villagers and an understanding of their belief system. Professor Merriam's field-work in Lupupa Ngye was intensive and capable; his report on it is illuminating.