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The Bantu of North Kavirondo
Volume 1





ISBN 9781138599277
Published April 27, 2020 by Routledge
540 Pages

 
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Originally published in 1949, this is the first of 2 volumes studying the Bantu tribes inhabiting the westernmost part of Kenya. The book analyses family, lineage and clan structure, kinship relations and the various rituals connected with every stage of the human life cycle. Also included is a section on European colonization and its effects and the magico-religious and ceremonial aspects of tribal life.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introductory

A: The Country

B: The People

C: Survey of the History of European Penetration and Present 'Contact Situation' In Kavirondo

Part 2: Elements of Kinship Structure

A. The Family

B. Clan and Lineage

C. Manifestations of Kinship

D. List of Kinship Terms

Part 3: The Magico-Religious

A. Introductory

B. Agents and Forces Believed to Exercise a Mystical Influence Over Human Welfare

C. Measures of Protections and Prevention

D. The Taking of Counter-Measures and the Appeal to Higher Authorities

Part 4: The Rites of Passage

A. Birth

B. Circumision and Initiation Rites

C. Marriage

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