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SYNOPSIS Data collected in the Mwinilunga, Balovale and Kabompo districts of Northern Rhodesia,are presented on the circumcision rites of the Lunda, Luvale, Luchazi and Chokwe whence no observations have hitherto been published. The dual role of the rites on one hand internally and onthe other...
SYNOPSIS For a long time the Lemba have been supposed to close their prayers with the word Amen. Some Lemba prayers are quoted and shown to be an enumeration of their ancestors, the supposed Amen being the second part of the name of their great ancestor Baramina. — His cult is said to be...
SYNOPSIS Annual first fruit ceremonies appear to have been a prominent feature of the Nguni culture complex in the past and, while to‐day the impressive ceremonial has fallen into disuse among many tribes who formerly performed it, it is still an important pivotal rite among a few, notably the...
Les Pygmées du Congo Beige. Paul Schebesta. Trans, from the German by Henri Plard. (Institut Royal Col. Beige, Brussels: 1952.) 400 fr. Belg.” The Bechuanaland Protectorate. A. Sillery. (Oxford University Press, Cape Town: 1952). 236 pp. 30/‐. Shona Customary Law. J. F. Holleman. (Oxford...
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