Domestic burial: Africa

Adeboye, O. 2016

‘Home burials, church graveyards and public cemeteries: transformations in Ibadan mortuary practice, 1853-1960’, Journal of Traditions and Beliefs, 2:13, 1-13.

Adeforiti, R. 2023

‘Public health implications of government negligence in human corpse management in South-West of Nigeria’, Pan-African Journal of Governance and Development, 4:1, 165-188.

Daramola, O., Ojo, A., & Joel, S. 2014

‘Environmental sanitation perception and practices of the disposal of the dead in the Ile-Ife City, Nigeria’, International Journal of Academic Research in Environment and Geography, 3:1, 15 36.

Mbiba, B. 2010

‘Burial at home? Dealing with the death in the diaspora and Harare’, in J. McGregor & R. Primorac (eds) Zimbabwe’s New Disapora: Displacement and the Cultural Politics of Survival, New York: Berghahn Books, 144-163.

Ogu, V. 1999

‘Housing as graveyard: a tale of housing culture in Nigeria’, Third World Planning Review, 23:1, 317-330.

Ogunbemi, A., Akinbade, H. , Omunagbe, A. & King, O. 2020

‘Property value of houses with cemeteries, its psychological and health impact at Lagelu local government, Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria’, National Journal of Advanced Research, 6:2, 28-32.

Parker, J. & Zaal, F. 2016

‘Extending recognition of indigenous burial practices in Selomo v Doman 214 JDR 0708 (LCC)’, PER/PELJ, 19.

Seebach, S. 2019

‘Love the dead, fear the dead: creating consolationscapes in post-war northern Uganda’, in C. Jedan, A. Maddrell & E. Venbrux (eds) Consolationscapes in the Face of Loss: Grief and Consolation in Space and Time, London: Routledge, 166-180.

Thompson, O., Abiodun Afolabi, S., Nwaorgu, O. & Aduradola, R. 2020

‘“Oku mi ko gbodo sun ita”: (Mis)appropriation of burial sites and public cemeteries among indigenous people in Egba, Southern Nigeria’, Ethnic Studies Review, 43:1, 125-144 .


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