Supyire Funerals – Then and Now

Language: Senoufo, Supyire

This paper begins with a description of the rites that make up traditional Supyire funerals in order to gain an understanding of what these rites convey to the people who practice them, and the functions of these rites within their traditional setting. A look will then be taken at a Supyire Christian funeral, and at more recent developments away from traditional practices, as members of the Supyire community turn towards Christian or Muslim beliefs. It is hoped that this study will help to ascertain how well traditional values can be faithfully understood and appreciated within a developing Christian framework.

Subject: Anthropology
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