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This monograph analyzes how the construction and arrangement of space and the identification of symbolisms and meanings of motifs on dwellings and scarifications on the bodies and faces of the indigenes of Sirigu reflect their ideologies about feminine and masculine ideals.
It also compares and contrasts motifs on dwellings and scarification marks on Sirigu people.
The monograph also assesses the impact of innovative transformation or socio-cultural change on the arts of Sirigu.
The monograph seeks to answer the following questions: What is the relationship between traditional domestic dwellings and the human body? What are the functions and symbolisms of parts of the dwelling and the meanings of motifs on them? What is the relationship between facial and body scarifications, and wall motifs on traditional domestic dwellings? How does the allocation of domestic spaces influence gender roles? What is the importance of domestic dwellings in the ritual performances of the people and how do they influence gender? and, What is the influence of change on the traditional arts of Sirigu?
Akolgo Ayine is an emerging academic with research interests in Gender and development, African art and Disability studies.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.
SOCIOLOGY, with Study of Religions), and a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in AFRICAN STUDIES, both from the University of Ghana, Legon.
He is married to Lydia and they have two kids.
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