African Divination Systems

Ways of Knowing

Edited by Philip M. Peek

Published by: Indiana University Press

240 Pages, 10 b&w photos

  • Paperback
  • 9780253206534
  • Published: May 1991


  • eBook
  • 9780253113801
  • Published: May 1991


"This volume of finely crafted case studies is also the vehicle for an important general theory of divination. . . . this is a book overflowing with ideas that will powerfully stimulate further research." —Journal of Ritual Studies

"The essays in this collection provide a very useful overview of both the diversity of African divination systems and of recent approaches to their study." —Choice

This unique collection of essays by an exceptional international group of Africanists demonstrates the central role that divination continues to play throughout Africa in maintaining cultural systems and in guiding human action. African Divination Systems offers insights for current discussions in comparative epistemology, cross-cultural psychology, cognition studies, semiotics, ethnoscience, religious studies, and anthropology.