Aspects of Ewe Culture: An Introduction. Part One - AGBEMABIESE, PADMORE
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E e communities are based either on clan, ethnic descent, or religious affiliations and these equally manifest in the many ways they relate to each other in modern cities. In a typical E e community, the individual cannot exist alone but corporately. He or she owes existence to other people from his or her lineage, including those of past generations and contemporaries. Whatever happens to the individual is believed to affect the lineage, and whatever happens to the whole group affects the individual too. Thus, E es believe that 'the public disgrace of the crocodile is equally the shame of the…mehr

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E e communities are based either on clan, ethnic descent, or religious affiliations and these equally manifest in the many ways they relate to each other in modern cities. In a typical E e community, the individual cannot exist alone but corporately. He or she owes existence to other people from his or her lineage, including those of past generations and contemporaries. Whatever happens to the individual is believed to affect the lineage, and whatever happens to the whole group affects the individual too. Thus, E es believe that 'the public disgrace of the crocodile is equally the shame of the alligator.' (Elo fe ukpea, eve fe ukpee wonye). The individual can therefore only say: "I am because we are, and since we are, therefore I am." This is a cardinal principle in the understanding of the E e view of humanity. E es share the basic instinct of gregariousness with the rest of humankind. Families and members of kin-groups from minimal to maximal lineages generally live together, to form a community of E es in a locality. To eliminate isolation which tends to beget a sense of loneliness and depression, E es share life intensely in common.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
  • Seitenzahl: 120
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 220mm x 150mm x 7mm
  • Gewicht: 197g
  • ISBN-13: 9783330044555
  • ISBN-10: 3330044551
  • Artikelnr.: 47750526
Autorenporträt
Dr. Padmore Agbemabiese is one of the few African scholars who has worked among the Ewes after being educated in West. His book is a study of some selected aspects of the culture and traditions of Ewes in Ghana, Togo and Benin. He is currently a Professor of English at Tri-C Metro. He is the author of several books and articles on Ewe Studies.