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Culture and customs of Sudan / Kwame Essien and Toyin Falola.

Essien, Kwame. (Author). Falola, Toyin (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Culture and customs of Africa.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 916.24 ESS (Text) 31951003555718 2nd Floor - Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780313344381 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0313344388 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xix, 193 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, [2009]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-183) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Religion and worldview -- Literature and media -- Art and architecture/housing -- Cuisine and traditional dress -- Gender roles, marriage and family -- Social customs and lifestyle -- Music and dance.
Summary, etc.:
From the Publisher: Amid Sudan's dark history, saturated with conflicts and tragic current events, lies a culture with deep roots, going back as far as 8000 BC. With several hundred ethnic groups and languages, Sudan is one of the world's most diverse countries. Learn how these cultures have blended and collided throughout the centuries, and examine how traditions and customs are kept alive today. Religious beliefs, social customs, arts, literature, and cuisine are among the topics discussed in this volume, which is ideal for high school and undergraduate students. Chapters include coverage on historical background, religions and worldviews, literature and media, art and architecture, cuisine and traditional dress, gender roles, marriage, and family, social customs, and music and dance. A timeline of key events and bibliographical essay including print and nonprint sources supplement the work. Despite a turbulent past, and in the face of the Darfur conflict, Sudanese culture and traditions live on in this essential reference volume, ideal for high school and undergraduate students.
Subject: Sudan > Civilization.
Sudan > Social life and customs.

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Culture and customs of Africa.

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