The Basuto: A Social Study of Traditional and Modern Lesotho

1st Edition

Hugh Ashton

Routledge
May 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 410 Pages
ISBN 9781138487512 - CAT# K349586
Series: African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

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Summary

Originally published in 1952 and as a second edition in 1967 this volume provides a systematic and comprehensive account of the Basuto people and their changing culture, and reviews the developments and changes leading up to 1966 when Basutoland achieved independence as Lesotho. It describes in detail daily lives, the education and upbringing of children, initiation, marriage, economic activities and political developments within and outside the country. It includes a discussion of tribal and modern law and the workings of the courts and a study of the part played by magic and sorcery and an analysis of the motives leading to the out break of 'medicine' murders in the 1940s.

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