The Bavenda

1st Edition

Hugh Stayt

Routledge
May 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 476 Pages
ISBN 9781138598447 - CAT# K387657
Series: African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

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Summary

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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