Sukuma Law and Custom  book cover
1st Edition

Sukuma Law and Custom

ISBN 9781138496149
Published April 28, 2020 by Routledge
220 Pages

FREE Standard Shipping
USD $38.95

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

Originally published in 1953, this book records the Customary Law of the Sukuma tribe and discusses the differences in law whcih grew up in the various local federations, with the aim of unifying Customary Law for both the Tanzanians and European colonial authorities. The material is presented in short paragraphs which are connected logically to each other, but each of which can stand by itself if it should be necessary to quote it in a judgment.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introductory: Land and People Part 2: The Law of Persons

1. Bridewealth

2. Marriage

3. Divorce

4. Children

5. Guardianship

Part 3: The Law of Property

6. Land Tenure

7. Cattle

8. Sale

Part 4: The Law of Succession

9. Inheritance

View More


'Technically no small achievement...' Journal of African Administration