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Vol. 10 No. i (2022): Spring 2022

The Lost History of Kotoko: Translating Jean-Paul Lebeuf's Etudes Kotoko

November 21, 2023


The following text represents the first English translation of Jean-Paul Lebeuf’s, Etudes Kotoko (1976), a seminal anthropological study of the Kotoko people of Africa. The particular selection, entitled “Several Sacred Stones of the Kotoko people,” is introduced by translator Grace Todd and is part of her larger project to make Lebeuf’s work accessible both to Anglophone scholars and the remaining descendants of the Kotoko people.