The book is structured as follows:
· An introduction of old Bantu culture
· An account of modern Bantu life
· Discussion of the influence exerted by Christianity and Education upon communal life of the Bantu
· Examination of special aspects of Bantu culture as they have been modified by Western civilization: language and music
· The economic, political and legal positions of the native tribes in South Africa are also covered.
First published in 1934.