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SYNOPSIS The political institutions of the Azande people of Central Africa cannot adequately be understood unless their history during the past century or so is known, at any rate in outline, for it was a time of, for them, momentous happenings. Fortunately, it has been recorded by a number of...
SYNOPSIS In this study the transition from childhood to full tribal membership is discussed. Although circumcision appears to have been part of original (i.e. Natalian) Bhaca culture, the practice has fallen into disuse today and, generally speaking, there are no special rites that mark the...
SYNOPSIS Ewe fishermen have a tradition of migration. On the coast of Ghana this migration takes place in companies of up to sixty men who may live away from their homes for some eight months of the year. The coastal fishermen are noted for their skill in the operation of the beach seine net,...
SYNOPSIS This paper supplements an earlier one1 on some aspects of Luvale social organization, and is especially intended to remove ambiguities which may be found in the brief reference therein to joking relations. Joking relations are now shown to occur between certain types of kin, but not...
SYNOPSIS Lobolo is far from dying out amongst urban Africans, in spite of the fact that in the European form of marriage, which is increasingly entered upon by urban Africans, it must lose what some writers have considered its primary function, namely the transfer of the status of the children...
Bantu Bureaucracy. A study of Integration and Conflict in the Political Institutions of an East African People. Lloyd A. Fallers. Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd., for East African Institute of Social Research. Xiv + 283 pp., 8 maps, XIII plates, XX tables. 30s. Learn Zulu. Sibusiso Nyembezi....
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