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African perspective on Mongolia: Gaby Bamana Lecture in Cafe Amsterdam PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2008
ImageCongolese Gaby Bamana is a Mongolist who has been studying Mongolian traditions for over a decade. He recently published "On the Tea road" and will give a lecture this Wednesday in Cafe Amsterdam titled:"Suppose the Mongols have never been nomads. Symbolism and representation of the Mongolian society."
In the lecture he will the book's arguments on the central role of tea in Mongolian households. This will lead to questions as: what indeed is the core of the Mongolian culture and how we represent it.
It will be a lively and participative lecture, with plenty of opportunity for the audience to interact.
Gaby Bamana was born in the Congo (DR) and came to Mongolia for an initial study in 1995 and has spent many years studying the language and practices since than. With a background in philosophy and cultural
anthropology he is currently running the the Antoon Mostaert Mongolian Studies Center in Ulaanbaatar.
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