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Malidoma Patrice Somé (born 1956) is a West African writer. He was born in Dano, Burkina Faso, among the Dagara.

He was kidnapped at the age of four by Jesuit missionaries, raised in their boarding school, and given an education. The missionaries were attempting train black Africans who might go to Christianity. He did not escape the missionary school until he was twenty, by which time he had forgotten his native language. In order to be able to communicate with his people, he underwent an arduous process of "relearning". He took part in a month-long Dagara initiation process.

The Dagara believe that each person is born with a destiny, and he or she is given a name that reflects that destiny. The name Malidoma means "become friends with the stranger/enemy". Malidoma Patrice Somé believes it is his destiny to come to a western audience in friendship and tell them about his experience of being torn away from his people by westerners. His book, Of Water and the Spirit, is his attempt to describe that journey from outsider to mediator between two worlds.

Somé holds three Master's degrees and two doctorates from the Sorbonne and Brandeis University. He has taught at the University of Michigan.

Somé conducts seminars and retreats in Oregon and throughout the world.
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Total Books: 11
Vom Geist Afrikas
2004 - Vom Geist Afrikas (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783896314345
ISBN-10: 3896314343
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Die Kraft des Rituals Afrikanische Traditionen fr die westliche Welt
2000 - Die Kraft Des Rituals Afrikanische Traditionen Fr Die Westliche Welt (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783720521147
ISBN-10: 3720521141
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Healing wisdom of africa
The Healing Wisdom of Africa
1998 - The Healing Wisdom of Africa (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780874779394
ISBN-10: 0874779391
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Ritual Power Healing and Community
1997 - Ritual Power Healing and Community (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140195583
ISBN-10: 0140195580
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Vom Geist Afrikas Das Leben eines afrikanischen Schamanen
1996 - Vom Geist Afrikas Das Leben Eines Afrikanischen Schamanen (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783424013108
ISBN-10: 3424013102
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Of Water and the Spirit Ritual Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman
Ritual Power Healing and Community  The African Teachings of the Dagara
1993 - Ritual Power Healing and Community the African Teachings of the Dagara [Echoes of the Ancestors] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780963231024
ISBN-10: 0963231022
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
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Cowry Shell Divination Listening to the Spirit Guides [Echoes of the Ancestors, African Teachings of the Dagara] (Paperback)
sagesse africaine  trouver un but a sa vie grace a la nature au rituel et a la communaute