Ekila: Blood, Bodies, and Egalitarian Societies

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Monday 4 April 2022

Lewis, Jerome. 2008. The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 14, no. 2 : 297–315.

A case study of the Mbendjele people in Northern Congo, and their indigenous belief of ‘ekila,’ which is an abstract construct present in every area of their life. Ekila mandates their behaviour and attitudes to one another, and resulting in a peaceful, egalitarian society through the construction of a shared belief, and ritual practice.

Available at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20203631.

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