Diviners play a key role in Kassena hunting. Using a forked stick and a stone divining board, a Kassena diviner communicates with the ancestral spirits on behalf of a hunter. Paid in advance with a quantity of shea nuts, he answers questions about which day is propitious to begin the hunt and which animals should be pursued.


  • Title: Kassena Diviner with Client
  • Creator: Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher
  • Date: 1992
  • Location: Ghana
  • Copyright: copyright Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

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