Why Nigerians bury their money
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Why Nigerians bury their money an ethnography of Ijo contemporary burial ceremonies. by Benjamin Okaba

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Published by Emhai in Port Harcourt .
Written in English



  • Nigeria.


  • Ijo (African people) -- Funeral customs and rites.,
  • Burial -- Nigeria.,
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Nigeria.,
  • Ethnology -- Nigeria.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-207).

Other titlesWhy Nigerian bury their money
LC ClassificationsDT515.45.I35 O53 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 208 p. ;
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL115869M
ISBN 109783352709
LC Control Number99457756

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