• Sonia Silva deposited Object and Objectivity in Divination in the group Group logo of Indigenous StudiesIndigenous Studies on Humanities Commons 4 years, 6 months ago

    In this article, the author explores basket divination, a technique found in Zambia and neighboring countries, as a form of material religion. Mores specifically, the author shows that in basket divination the idea of objectivity (objective knowledge) is directly associated with the materiality of the oracle used for divining. In the Luvale language spoken in the area, the word employed for the verb knowing shares the same root as the word employed to refer to the divination pieces contained in the oracle.