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African spirituality on becoming ancestors by Anthony Ephirim-Donkor

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Published by Africa World Press in Trenton, NJ .
Written in English



  • Ghana,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan


  • Akan (African people) -- Religion,
  • Ancestor worship,
  • Ghana -- Religion,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Religion

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-167) and index.

StatementAnthony Ephirim-Donkor.
LC ClassificationsBL2480.A4 E64 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination181 p. ;
Number of Pages181
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL657969M
ISBN 100865435529, 0865435537
LC Control Number97003148

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