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Simon Nganga
The Funeral Performances among the Bukusu of Kenya
A Contribution to Communicative Genre Analysis
Reihe: Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung
Bd. 84, 2017, 328 S., 39.90 EUR, 39.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90971-8

This book is about interactions in the funeral context among the Bukusu people of Kenya that brings together many religions. The author describes and accounts for hybridity as it is revealed by communicative techniques used by the priest and the comforter in the two communicative genres - the sermon and the traditional public comforting - that belong to the Christian and the Traditional Bukusu religions respectively. By approaching the over-a-century-co-existence of the two religions from a linguistic perspective, the study aims at ascertaining the relationship between the two religions.

Simon Wanjala works as a lecturer in Moi University Kenya.

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