Knunuof the gbagyi/gbaribeyond the cultural context

Ayuba, Yusuf Larry Sanda

The essence of Knunu (‘tradition”) among the Gbagyi/Gbari is examined in this work to highlight the argument that the concept transcends the idea of culture. Using the views of anthropologists in the fields of culture and missiology, this writing interacts with the opinions of such anthropologist as Clifford Geertz, Aylward Shorter, Roy Wagner and Paul Hiebertto navigate the discussions on Knunu. Thus, asymmetric consideration becomes necessary in our understanding of the concept from cultural perspective. It also uses thematic discussions with focus on culture to navigate engage the views of these scholars, in addition to the use of ethnography and archival materials. The discussion is compact within the entire writing.

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