2016 | 43 | 11-34
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Inicjacja dziewcząt Lomwe. Wczoraj i dziś

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Initiation of Lomwe Girls. Yesterday and Today
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Based on ethnological fieldwork, the author presents a picture of the initiation and the Lomwe girls’ rite of passage. To describe the rite of passage as it is today, she puts it in a historical context. She indicates the causes of transformations and changes that have occurred in initiation rituals in the northern part of Mozambique. The author points out the place, time and structure of the ritual. Above all, however, she focuses on body modifications and their significance, which are inherent elements of the initiation of Lomwe girls.
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