Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sense Of Community Among The Mole-Dagbon

A popular Dagbani proverb comes to mind here to express the Dagbon sense of community. It
Says "Go the way that many people go; if you go alone, you will have reason to lament" Dagbon’s idea of security and its value depends on personal identification with and within the Community. Communalism in Dagbon is a system that is both supersensible and material in its Terms of reference. Both are found in a society that is believed by the Dagombas to be originally "godmade" because it transcends the people who live in it now, and it is "Man-made" because it cannot be culturally understood independent of those who live in it

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