Bori - Caroline Alida

Bori by Caroline Alida consists of exquisite duotone photographs which look at the Bori, a West African shamanist cult centered on possession by the spirits of ancestors. Its followers, priests (also known as Bori), and assistants are clairvoyants or faith healers. They perform ecstatic ritual dances to conjure up djinns--spirits--to protect society and its individual members from evil. Faith healers (Boka) employ traditional plants to heal the sick. Caroline Alida's black-and-white portraits of the Bori and the objects used in their ritual practices were taken in dim natural light, imbuing the photos with a contemplative atmosphere.

Book Title: 

Bori

Subtitle: 

Healers of the soul

Author: 

Alida, Caroline

Publisher: 

5 Continents Editions

Edition: 

First

Year Published: 

2010

Binding: 

Hard cover

ISBN: 

9788874395651

Pages: 

128

Condition: 

Remaindered, fine

Dimensions: 

24.6 × 25 × 1.8 cm

Book Weight: 

1.833 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R630.00

Price: 

ZAR175.00 

In Stock: 

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Front cover of  Bori by Caroline Alida
Back cover of  Bori by Caroline Alida