The Gurage: A People of the Ensete Culture

1st Edition

William A. Shack

Routledge
May 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 242 Pages
ISBN 9781138598096 - CAT# K387617
Series: African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

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Summary

Originally published in 1966 this study gives a detailed account of all aspects of Gurage life. An introductory chapter on South-West Ethiopia and the history of the area is followed by descriptions of Gurage settlements, ensete (banana-like plants) cultivation, kinship and marriage, the political system and religious organization. The author's fieldwork and discussions with many resident and migrant Gurage in Addis Ababa enabled him to provide a valuable account of a hitherto little known people and ethnographic area.

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