Woman who was murdered, leads pallbearers to the houses of her murders on the day of her funeral

This is a clip from a funeral in Sierra Leone of a woman who had been murdered. On this day of her funeral, it is said that she is refusing to be buried until she shows all those who killed her and the areas where she was tortured.

Woman who was murdered, leads pallbearers to the houses of her murders on the day of her funeral

Here is a very significant story. This is a clip from a funeral in Sierra Leone of a woman who had been murdered. On this day of her funeral, it is said that she is refusing to be buried until she shows all those who killed her and the areas where she was tortured.

She is forcing those carrying her coffin to the homes of her killers, according to the commentary on the clip. This is the third clip I have seen of this act in Sierra Leone. As a child in Sierra Leone I grew up hearing stories about the dead waking up for revenge, sometimes refusing to be buried in certain places or entering certain homes.

It sounded to me then as strange as it was fearful. What are your thoughts about the dead playing active parts in the lives of the living? What do you think about life afterlife or life in death? Traditional African spirituality has always had ceremonies to acknowledge the dead.

There has always been a keen awareness that the spirits of those gone are watching and guiding us. Hence forty days ceremony or Nyorleh where we talk to the deceased and let go of grievances. For Christians or Muslims, what do you make of this?

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source: Usifu Jalloh