• Choice and Constraint in a Swahili Community: Property, Hierarchy and Cognatic Descent on the East African Coast book cover

    Choice and Constraint in a Swahili Community

    Property, Hierarchy and Cognatic Descent on the East African Coast, 1st Edition

    By Ann Patricia Caplan

    Originally published in 1975, this book examines property and power relations in a Swahili village on Mafia Island off Tanzania. It focuses on the cognatic descent groups which are important in many areas of village life such as land-holding, marriage, residence, Islamic activities and spirit…

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  • Tales Told in Togoland book cover

    Tales Told in Togoland

    1st Edition

    By A. W. Cardinall

    Originally published in 1931, this book collects tales told to the author by agricultural labourers and hunters in what was Togoland in the 1920s. A rare and valuable resource of oral history, the book also contains the history of the Dagomba from Northern Ghana.…

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  • Umbundu Kinship and Character book cover

    Umbundu Kinship and Character

    1st Edition

    By Gladwyn Murray Childs

    Originally published in 1949, this book discusses Umbundu social structure and education, with particular reference to how both of these adapted as Angola's contact with Western influences increased in the first half of the twentieth century. Using materials gathered in the field, this volume…

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  • Sukuma Law and Custom book cover

    Sukuma Law and Custom

    1st Edition

    By Hans Cory

    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…

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  • Customary Law of the Haya Tribe: Tanganyika Territory book cover

    Customary Law of the Haya Tribe

    Tanganyika Territory, 1st Edition

    By Hans Cory, M. M. Hartnoll

    Originally published in 1945, this book was written at a time when an increasing European influence was affecting customary law in what was Tanganyika and this volume records different aspects of customary law such as inheritance, matrimony, divorce, property and the courts. Tribal structure in…

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  • Witchcraft and Sorcery in Rhodesia book cover

    Witchcraft and Sorcery in Rhodesia

    1st Edition

    By J. R. Crawford

    Originally published in 1967, this book is a study of witchcraft and sorcery among the Shona, Ndebele and Kalanga peoples of Zimbabwe. It analyses in their social context verbatim evidence and confessions from a comprehensive series of judicial records. It provides the first systematic…

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  • Freedom and Authority in French West Africa book cover

    Freedom and Authority in French West Africa

    1st Edition

    By Robert Delavignette

    Originally published in 1950 and updated in 1968, this book discusses the functions and status of native chiefs in what were the French colonies in West Africa. It also examines the relation of the French legal code to native law and custom and the activities of Christian missions. Analysing…

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  • A Manual of Nuer Law: Being an Account of Customary Law, its Evolution and Development in the Courts Established by the Sudan Government book cover

    A Manual of Nuer Law

    Being an Account of Customary Law, its Evolution and Development in the Courts Established by the Sudan Government, 1st Edition

    By P. P. Howell

    Originally published in 1954 this book was originally designed for administrators but has become a key title for anthropologists. It includes a summary account of the history and social organisation of the Nuer and provides a descriptive analysis of their customary practices concerning homicide,…

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  • The Social Organisation of the Lo Wiili book cover

    The Social Organisation of the Lo Wiili

    1st Edition

    By Jack Goody

    Originally published in 1967 (second edition) presents an account of the life and social organisation of the Lo Wiili of the Haute Volta and Ghana. Chapters on the geographic and ethnographic background and economic system are followed by a detailed analysis of Lo Wiili social organisation which in…

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  • Technology, Tradition and the State in Africa book cover

    Technology, Tradition and the State in Africa

    1st Edition

    By Jack Goody

    Originally published in 1971 this book argues that certain aspects of traditional African social systems have been misunderstood because of a failure to appreciate what is implied by important differences between the technologies of the major traditional African states and those of Europe and Asia.…

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  • Yakö Studies book cover

    Yakö Studies

    1st Edition

    By Daryll Forde

    Originally published in 1964 this volume collects together 25 years' worth of journal articles from the UK and USA. It brings together detailed descriptions and analyses of various aspects of the Yakö peoples of the Cross River area of Eastern Nigeria and includes sections on social organization,…

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  • An African Aristocracy: Rank Among the Swazi book cover

    An African Aristocracy

    Rank Among the Swazi, 1st Edition

    By Hilda Kuper

    Originally published in 1947 and reprinted with a new preface in 1961, this book is based on field studies and gives an account of the social organization of the Swazi, wiith special reference to the aristocratic structure of their society and the way in which birth and rank determine social…

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