Anthropology (Africa)

Front Cover of African Ceremonies by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher
African Ceremonies - Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

African Ceremonies by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher is a visual exploration of the meaning and power of traditional rituals and ceremonies in Africa. It explores traditional African rites and rituals, from baby namings, initiations, and weddings to harvest blessings, healing exorcisms, and funerals. Beautifully illustrated. This is the one volume concise edition.

R650.00
Front Cover of Nomads of Niger by Carol Beckwith and Marion van Offelen
Nomads of Niger - Carol Beckwith and Marion van Offelen

Nomads of Niger by Carol Beckwith and Marion van Offelen is the first to be published about a unique and colourful people - the Wodaabe of Niger, in sub-Saharan Africa. Among the few surviving nomads in the world, these tall, slender, handsome, desert dwellers live as they have for centuries, moving their herds across a parched landscape. The central events of their lives-are two great celebrations, culminating in a beautiful and stirring sequence of festive dances.

R650.00
Front Cover of The Music of Central Africa by Rose Brandel
The Music of Central Africa - Rose Brandel

The Music of Central Africa by Rose Brandel is a very comprehensive study of the the music of the areas listed. The book is divided into two parts. Part one considers the singing styles, an analysis of the music and the ethnology of the music. Part two consists of transcriptions and melody type charts. Illustrated with b&w photos.

R350.00
Front Cover of The Lango by J H Driberg
The Lango - J H Driberg

The Lango by J H Driberg is the most comprehensive work on the Lango of Uganda. Over half of the book is taken up with the ethnology, and further sections on grammar, vocabularies and fables.  Illustrated with b&w photos and a folding map.

R600.00
Front Cover of Igbo Traditional Verse by Romanus Egudu and Donatus Nwoga
Igbo Traditional Verse - Romanus Egudu and Donatus Nwoga

Igbo Traditional Verse by Romanus Egudu and Donatus Nwoga are translations into English which cover recitations and songs from dances.

R48.00
Front Cover of Africa Adorned by Angela Fisher
Africa Adorned - Angela Fisher

Africa Adorned by Angela Fisher is a visual delight, a guide for the collector and an important contribution to the study of African art. The book is a Panorama of Jewelry, Dress, Body Decoration, and Hairstyle. Traveling from the Sahara to Cape horn, the author lived among peoples of diverse culture, studying and photographing not only what they wear but what meaning the objects and decorative forms have in their daily lives. The stories she tells along with the photos and illustrations provide a view of African life and its chief visual expression that has never been equaled.

R1,200.00
Front Cover of Studies in African Social Anthropology by Meyer Fortes and Sheila Patterson
Studies in African Social Anthropology - Meyer Fortes and Sheila Patterson

Studies in African Social Anthropology by Meyer Fortes and Sheila Patterson is a collection of essays by colleagues and students of Professor Isaac Schapera to mark his 70th birthday. This volume will be of interest to students of African history and law in relation to contemporary social issues in Africa.

R120.00
Front Cover of The Native Tribes of South West Africa - CHL Hahn, H Vedder and L Fourie
The Native Tribes of South West Africa - CHL Hahn, H Vedder and L Fourie

The Native Tribes of South West Africa by CHL Hahn, H Vedder and L Fourie is a collection of five studies dealing with the history, customs, beliefs and manners of the various tribes scattered over South West Africa, namely, the Ovambo, the Bushman, the Herrero, the Nama, and the Berg Damara. Illustrated with black and white photographs.

R300.00
Front Cover of The Native Tribes of South West Africa by CHL Hahn, H Vedder and L Fourie
The Native Tribes of South West Africa - CHL Hahn, H Vedder and L Fourie

The Native Tribes of South West Africa by CHL Hahn, H Vedder and L Fourie is a collection of five studies dealing with the history, customs, beliefs and manners of the various tribes scattered over South West Africa, namely, the Ovambo, the Bushman, the Herrero, the Nama, and the Berg Damara. Illustrated with black and white photographs.

R300.00
Front Cover of Himba by Margaret Jacobsohn
Himba - Margaret Jacobsohn

Himba by Margaret Jacobsohn describes the people who are semi-nomadic pastoralists who live in Kaokoland in the remote north-western corner of Namibia. The integrity of this account along with the full colour photos provides a unique record of the 'ochre people of the dry river beds'.

R120.00
Front Cover of African Mythology by Jan Knappert
African Mythology - Jan Knappert

African Mythology by Jan Knappert is a comprehensive alphabetical guide to the beliefs, myths and cosmology of African peoples. Gods, mythical figures, legends, fables, religious concepts, prophets, mystical phenomena, spirits and demons are all covered.

R90.00
Front Cover of Atlas of Namibia by John Mendelsohn, Alice Jarvis, Carole Roberts and Tony Robertson
Atlas of Namibia - John Mendelsohn, Alice Jarvis, Carole Roberts and Tony Robertson

Atlas of Namibia by John Mendelsohn, Alice Jarvis, Carole Roberts and Tony Robertson contains a wealth of data about the land and its people rendered in both graphic and cartographic form. In addition to a series of topographical maps of the entire country the atlas deals with Namibia's climate, geology, fauna and flora, land ownership and uses, human demography, economy and social services.

R150.00
Front Cover of Boyhood Rituals in an African Society by Simon Otternberg
Boyhood Rituals in an African Society: An Interpretation - Simon Otternberg

Boyhood Rituals in an African Society: An Interpretation by Simon Otternberg is an anthropological study of boyhood in a group of related Igbo villages called Afikpo, in souteastern Nigeria. About half of the book is taken up with the description and analysis of adolescent initiation rites, providing a close and detailed view of rituals that for the most part have only been touched upon in literature. 

R150.00
Front Cover of Hare and Hornbill by Okot P'Bitek
Hare and Hornbill - Okot P'Bitek

Hare and Hornbill by Okot P'Bitek is a collection of the oral verse of the Acoli given a virile rendering.

R60.00
Front Cover of Africa: Myths and Legends by A Werner
Africa: Myths and Legends - A Werner

Africa: Myths and Legends by A Werner is an extraordinary collection of stories from all corners of southern Africa, covering different ethnic groups such as Zulu, Bantu and other local tribes. This book by author Alice Werner is a fascinating journey into the African continent that reveals some unexpected influences on Western life and through.

R48.00