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Human Sacrifice

John Parker

in In My Time of Dying: A History of Death and the Dead in West Africa

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691193151
eISBN:
9780691214900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193151.003.0010
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter recounts the broader Akan world's or Asante's human sacrifice. It notes that the practice, as established by Law, was widespread in those parts of the West African coastal and forest ... More


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