Latest in Anthropology/Linguistics: ATRA 2 - Son of the root. Djedwa Yao Kuman Kulango healer and hunter. EUT 2017

“Son of the Root” is the result of 12 months of field research in the Kulango village (Gur-Voltaic) of Nassian in Côte d’Ivoire. The author, whose Profilo Grammaticale e Vocabolario della Lingua Kulango – published by the University of Naples “L’Orientale” in 2007 – stands as the first grammatical description of the Kulango language, examines the Kulango world of natural medicine and hunting, following the story and memories of the village’s last traditional healer: Djedwa Yao Kuman, who died on 24th October, 2008 at the age of approximately 80. In addition to an anthropological discussion of Kulango traditional medicine and hunting, the book presents a rich collection of texts in Kulango, translated into English, with more than 1400 comments in the footnotes.

The book is the second volume of the ATRA series and it is available for free as an open access resource at:

https://www.openstarts.units.it/dspace/handle/10077/13847

An Italian version of the book is also available at the link:

https://www.openstarts.units.it/dspace/handle/10077/5944

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