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SYNOPSIS During recent years several expeditions have searched for the “lost city” which was mentioned by G. A. Farini. The author is of the opinion that there is only one type of ruin in the Southern Bechuanaland Protectorate, the Western Transvaal and in the Northern Cape Province of the...
SYNOPSIS From earlier manuscripts, mostly in Arabic script, different types of verse‐form are identified in the following study of Swahili poetry. The formal quatrain is shown to have been the most popular form when Swahili poetry was at its best, in the middle and second half of the last...
Ku hluvuka ku huma e vuhlongeni. Booker T. Washington, translated by S. J. Baloyi. Swiss Mission in South Africa, Johannesburg. 1953. 138 pp. 4s. 6d.
SYNOPSIS The Masai provide a classic example of the Nilo‐hamitic linear age‐group system. Many age set names have been recorded, particularly by Hollis at the turn of the century: the earliest, those of Krapf, date back a further 50 years. The dating of such sets has, however, presented...
SYNOPSIS In this, the second of three articles,2 I describe a marriage by Orthodox (Sanathan) rites among Hindi‐speaking Hindus in Durban. The family of the girl took the initiative in finding a suitable boy. Though caste endogamy is considered desirable, it may be unattainable in the South...
Die Vogelwelt Sudwestafrikas. W. Hoesch. John Meinert Ltd., Windhoek. 1955. 300 pp., one col. plate, photographs and black and white illustrations.
The Indigenous Political System of the Su‐kutta and Proposals for Political Reform. H. Cory. East African Studies, No. 2. Eagle Press, Nairobi for East African Institute of Social Research. 1954. vii+130 pp. Sh. 3/50. Jinja Transformed. Cyril and Rhona Sofer. East African Studies, No. 4. East...
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