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Les Dagara et leurs voisins: histoire de peuplement et relations interethniques au sudouest du Burkina Faso. Edited by RICHARD KUBA, CAROLA LENTZ and KATJA WERTHMANN. Frankfurt am Main: Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Unversitat, 2001. Pp. 188. No price given, paperback (ISBN 3-9806129-4-5).
KEY WORDS: Burkina Faso, decentralized societies; ethnicity, migration, oral narratives.
This book results from a continuing project on the cultural history of the Dagara peoples. The study was initiated in north-west Ghana in the late 1980s by Carola Lentz. After being integrated in a broader project on 'Kulturenwiklung und sprachgeschicte im Naturram Westafricanische Savanne' its focus shifted to settlement histories of the populations of south-west Burkina Faso. The present volume, consisting of fourteen chapters written by authors who have carried out research in …