The Gurage: A People of the Ensete Culture

1st Edition

William A. Shack

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

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy


Available for pre-order. Item will ship after May 1, 2020
Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!


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.


We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title