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Monica Wilson on Nyakyusa ritual

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"In Nyakyusa society... the main form of artistic expression is in ritual. Rituals are frequent and elaborate; great numbers of people attend them and the excitement is often intense.... The greatest ritual of all is that performed at the handing over of power from one generation to another, but it occurs only once in thirty years."

--Monica Wilson (1954)

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