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Book review: The religion of the Central Luo by Okot p’Bitek

Allen, Tim (2022) Book review: The religion of the Central Luo by Okot p’Bitek. LSE Review of Books (12 May 2022). Blog Entry.

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LSE Professor Tim Allen reflects on the profound impact that Ugandan poet Okot p’Bitek‘s The Religion of the Central Luo had on his own approach to fieldwork among the Acholi people and their neighbours in northern Uganda. This insightful and engaging book demonstrates the originality of p’Bitek’s work, which challenged anthropology’s links with colonial rule and thinking and the discipline’s prevailing treatment of African religion, African history and African customs. The Religion of the Central Luo. Okot p’Bitek. East African Literature Bureau. Nairobi. 1971.

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Divisions: International Development
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2022 09:27
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:41

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