Knowledge and belief in Suku thought
Published in: Africa -- Vol. 51, no. 3
Africa -- Vol. 51, no. 3
Oxford University Press. 1981. 709-723 p.
By line: Igor Kopytoff
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General character of religion (771);
Cult of the dead (769);
Spirits and gods (776);
Religious experience (781);
This article discusses traditional Suku beliefs relating to dead ancestors. It shows that the Suku, like many other African peoples, recognize the importance of ancestors to the wellbeing of the living. Yet, Suku traditional religion says very little about the existences of these ancestors. When asked about this paradox, the Suku say that they have no way of comprehending the world after death.
Document ID: fo46-007
Teferi Abate Adem ; 2014
Kwango district, Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Suku (African people)