Valenge Women: Social and Economic Life of the Valenge Women of Portuguese East Africa

1st Edition

E. Dora Earthy

Published August 22, 2018
Reference - 302 Pages
ISBN 9781138594975 - CAT# K387237
Series: African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

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When first published in 1933, this monograph shed new light on the life of the Valenge women of Portuguese East Africa. It discusses their social organisations, family relationships, education, tribal customs, and contains detailed information concerning initiation rites, religion, magic and sorcery. The volume collects a large number of native texts, rituals and formulae, thereby converting oral tradition into material of great value not only to students of Africcan ethnography but also to anthropologists more widely.


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