• Social Change in Modern Africa: Studies Presented and Discussed at the First International African Seminar, Makerere College, Kampala, January 1959 book cover

    Social Change in Modern Africa

    Studies Presented and Discussed at the First International African Seminar, Makerere College, Kampala, January 1959, 1st Edition

    Edited by Aidan Southall

    Originally published in 1961, this book analyses economic changes in Africa and the restructuring of social relations to which this hs led. there are also detailed studies of the character of social changes in individual communities. There is a particular focus on changing kinship status and…

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    The Bavenda

    1st Edition

    By Hugh Stayt

    Originally published in 1931 this book was the first detailed ethnographic study of the Bavenda people. It pays particular attention to the double system of kinship groups which is unusual among the Bantu peoples. Richly illustrated with over 60 black and white plates, this books discusses the…

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  • Social and Ritual Life of the Ambo of Northern Rhodesia book cover

    Social and Ritual Life of the Ambo of Northern Rhodesia

    1st Edition

    By Bronislaw Stefaniszyn

    Edited by Raymond Apthorpe

    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…

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  • Bantu Prophets in South Africa book cover

    Bantu Prophets in South Africa

    1st Edition

    By Bengt Sundkler

    Originally published in 1948 and then updated in 1961 outlines the religious and social background of the Zulus and discusses the rise of the Independent Church Movement. It examines the organization and inner workings of the different Churches, their forms of worship, and the personalities of…

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  • The Konkomba of Northern Ghana: Edited From His Published and Unpublished Writings by Jack Goody book cover

    The Konkomba of Northern Ghana

    Edited From His Published and Unpublished Writings by Jack Goody, 1st Edition

    By David Tait

    Originally published in 1964 this book made available for the first time David Tait's writings on the Konkomba with whom he lived and worked for 5 years. Including some previously unpublished material, this volume discusses the political system of the Konkomba but includes aspects of social and…

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  • Economics in Primitive Communities book cover

    Economics in Primitive Communities

    1st Edition

    By Richard Thurnwald

    Originally published in 1932, this book discusses aspects of economic life in Africa. Detailed consideration is given to food production, population increase, hunting, herding, distribution of goods and wealth, ownership and property, trade, feudalism and slavery.…

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  • Chopi Musicians: Their Music, Poetry and Instruments book cover

    Chopi Musicians

    Their Music, Poetry and Instruments, 1st Edition

    By Hugh Tracey

    Originally published in 1948 and updated with a new introduction in 1970 this book is a classic study on the musical life of a Bantu people in Mozambique. It discusses the poetry on which the music and dances are based and provides, both in original and translation, 50 Chopi songs which are related…

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  • The Drums of Affliction: A Study of Religious Processes Among the Ndembu of Zambia book cover

    The Drums of Affliction

    A Study of Religious Processes Among the Ndembu of Zambia, 1st Edition

    By V. W. Turner

    In this study of the Ndembu of Zambia, ritual is examined under two aspects: as a regulator of social relations over time and as a system of symbols. Social life is thereby given direction and meaning. An extended case-study of a series of ritual performances in the life of a single village…

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  • The Historian in Tropical Africa: Studies Presented and Discussed at the Fourth International African Seminar at the University of Dakar, Senegal 1961 book cover

    The Historian in Tropical Africa

    Studies Presented and Discussed at the Fourth International African Seminar at the University of Dakar, Senegal 1961, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jan Vansina, R. Mauny, L. V. Thomas

    Originally published in 1964 these papers discuss the recovery and critical interpretation of oral traditions and written documents, problems of dating and analysis of material from archaeological sites, the use of linguistic evidence, and methods of historical reconstruction concerning techniques,…

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  • The Tio Kingdom of The Middle Congo: 1880-1892 book cover

    The Tio Kingdom of The Middle Congo

    1880-1892, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jan Vansina, R. Mauny, L. V. Thomas

    Originally published in 1973, this book reconstructs the political and economic organization and the social life of the Tio kingdom at the end of the 19th century by means of a critical synthesis of documentary and ethnographic data. Based on a detailed study of rich docuemntary sources and…

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  • The Bantu of North Kavirondo: Volume 1 book cover

    The Bantu of North Kavirondo

    Volume 1, 1st Edition

    By Gunter Wagner

    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…

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  • The Bantu of North Kavirondo: Volume 2: Economic Life book cover

    The Bantu of North Kavirondo

    Volume 2: Economic Life, 1st Edition

    By Gunter Wagner

    Originally published in 1956, this second volume of the Bantu of North Kenya (Kavirondo) discusses the traditional Bantu economy, as well as 20th century developments as a result of Western contact. The topics dealt with include technology, food production, land tenure and use, rights in cattle,…

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