The Bavenda

1st Edition

Hugh Stayt

Published August 22, 2018
Reference - 480 Pages
ISBN 9781138598355 - CAT# K387646
Series: African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

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Originally published in 1931 this book was the first detailed ethnographic study of the Bavenda people. It pays particular attention to the double system of kinship groups which is unusual among the Bantu peoples. Richly illustrated with over 60 black and white plates, this books discusses the history and geography of the Bavenda, as well as social, economic, religious, political and legal aspects of their life, as well as medicine, magic and folklore.


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