Kouya Funerals

by Eddie Arthur

Eddie Arthur is a missionary, anthropologist and director of Wycliffe Bible Translators UK. In this (his favourite) anthropology paper, Eddie looks at how the Kouya people of the Ivory Coast use funerals as one of their few excuses for celebration. He describes the various traditions including how the body is laid out and the parts played by of women, children, music, sorcery, money. Eddie also looks into the implications of funerals on wider Kouya society.

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