Social and Ritual Life of the Ambo of Northern Rhodesia

1st Edition

Bronislaw Stefaniszyn, Raymond Apthorpe

Published August 22, 2018
Reference - 192 Pages
ISBN 9781138598478 - CAT# K387660
Series: African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century


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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 and inheritance are covered, along with religious concpets and divination, with its stress on the importance of the high god.

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