1st Edition

Social and Ritual Life of the Ambo of Northern Rhodesia

    196 Pages
    by Routledge

    196 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Originally published in 1964, this is a detailed ethnographic record and sympathetic study of Ambo beliefs and activities. The significance of the clan and the matrilineage are discussed and the organization of the village and chiefdom analysed. Childhood and puberty, marriage, death, succession and inheritance are covered, along with religious concpets and divination, with its stress on the importance of the high god.

    1. Clan and Matrilineage

    2. The Village

    3. Chieftainship

    4. Childhood and Poverty

    5. Marriage

    6. Death, Succession and Inheritance

    7. Religion and Divination


    Bronislaw Stefaniszyn, Raymond Apthorpe