Kabye Male Initiation Names as Indicators of Cultural Perceptions of Gender Differences

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At the end of their first initiation rite called the initiation of the evala, young Kabye males bestow on themselves and/ or on their peer's personal names that express their individual moral views of, and attitudes toward, their society’s norms. In this talk, Professor Batoma, UIUC African Studies Librarian, elaborates.