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Benediction and Malediction in Fulani Culture: Exploring an Afro-Muslim Perception of the Socio-Spiritual Dimensions of Success and Failure
Indigenous Nations Journal
  • Mohamed Camara, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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Article
Publication/Presentation Date
1-1-2008
Abstract/Description
This article is a discussion of the Fulani belief in barki (benediction) and kuddi (malediction) in an attempt to show how it informs this deeply religious West African society's perception of success and failure and how, in turn, this perception affects the society's understandings of the political and economic challenges in Africa. Because the Fulani are an Afro-Muslim society, the article is also a discussion of the convergence of indigenous African traditions and Islamic ones as observed in the socio-religious beliefs of the Fulani of Guinea.
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Dr. Mohamed Camara is now a member of the Department of Security Studies and International Affairs and all further publications will be added to that area.

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Citation Information
Mohamed Camara. "Benediction and Malediction in Fulani Culture: Exploring an Afro-Muslim Perception of the Socio-Spiritual Dimensions of Success and Failure" Indigenous Nations Journal Vol. 6 Iss. 1 (2008) p. 45 - 66
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/camara_mohamed/21/