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Initiations africaines: entrez dans la confidence

Abstract : This article studies traditional initiations, as practised in Africa, in terms of a fertile terrain for observing how the telling of secrets is managed. Seen as a rite of passage and as a point of entry into adulthood, one that lets a youth become a full-fledged member of his group with other persons of his age, an initiation lies at the heart of how one marks personal identity, and therefore of what one tells to someone else and those one hears from someone else about life, whether the secrets words or rites themselves, or symbolic revelations.
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Pierre Diarra, Zufo Alexis Dembélé. Initiations africaines: entrez dans la confidence. Marie-Dominique Popelard. Les voix risquées de la confidence, Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2010, 978-2-87854-499-2. ⟨halshs-02616210⟩



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