Images of Power: Rulership in the Grasslands of Cameroon
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University
November 15, 2013
Friday 5:30 p.m.
In the northwest grasslands of Cameroon, hundreds of independent kingdoms are ruled by monarchs called fons. These political and spiritual leaders create and administer laws, adjudicate in legal disputes, and act as vessels for the life energy of the kingdom's ancestors. Come learn how, despite the disruption of colonial and globalizing forces, potent traditional symbols like the fierce leopard and wise spider continue to empower modern kings. Curated by the Haffenreffer Museum Student Group.