Anthropology (SA)

Front cover of Socio-Economic Development of the Bantu Areas
Summary of the Report of the Commission for the Socio-Economic Development of the Bantu Areas Within the Union of South Africa - F R Tomlinson

Summary of the Report of the Commission for the Socio-Economic Development of the Bantu Areas Within the Union of South Africa by F R Tomlinson and others is the abridged version of the full report. The commission took evidence from people and institutions and undertook original research. it also tried, where possible, to present its findings and ideas by means of maps.

R250.00
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Amagqirha - Joan A Broster

Amagqirha by Joan A Broster gives the story as told to Joan Broster by the amagqirha ('witchdoctors') themselves. It has not been written from any particular point of view, nor from a background of specialized training, but with a clearness of perception born from love and rapport. In their own words, with the author as their interpreter, the amagqirha describe their calling and discuss the religious, magical and medicinal aspects of their profession.

R400.00
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The Tembu - Joan A Broster

The Tembu by Joan A Broster is a detailed account of the art, customs, songs, dances and ceremonies of the Tembu people, in which the author sets out to explain the intricacies of tribal life. From the deep understanding of the people about whom she writes and from years of dedicated research, Joan Broster has compiled this unique study of the Tembu people, to stand as a permanent record of an African culture in the face of sweeping social changes in modern African societies.

R450.00
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The Transkeian Native Territories: Historical Records - Frank Brownlee

The Transkeian Native Territories: Historical Records compiled by Frank Brownlee is an account of the history of the Transkeian tribes in South Africa: chapters on Mount Ayliff, Pondoland, Tembuland and Port St.John's.

R175.00
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Prehistoric Man - R.M. Derricourt

Prehistoric Man In The Ciskei & Transkei is the result of Robin Derricourt's work in the field from 1971 to 1973 when he directed the first systematic programme of archaeological research in the Ciskei and Transkei - the border region in early South African history where different societies met for the first time both peacefully and in violent conflict. The results of these studies, presented in this volume, add significantly to the understanding of the prehistory of the region and the events that preceded its entry into the wider history of the subcontinent.

R450.00
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The Cape Malays - I D du Plessis

The Cape Malays by I D du Plessis aims at telling the general public something about a portion of the people from the East who settled here: where they came from, why they are here, how they live, what place they hold in our community - and what that place ought to be. Illustrated in colour and b&w.

R110.00
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The Bushman - E. J. Dunn

The Bushman by E. J. Dunn is a record of the Bushmen race of South Africa taken by the author while engaged in geological work, and includes 33 plates.

R1,200.00
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Zulu References - Carl Faye

Zulu References by Carl Faye is a collection of geographical, historical but mainly linguistic information for the use of Zulu interpreters in native courts, police, missionaries, teachers and students. Illustrated with 5 portraits and a map.

R200.00
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The Story Of The Zulus - J Y Gibson

The Story Of The Zulus by J Y Gibson is a history of the Zulu peoples from after their first contact with the colonialists to the latter part of the nineteenth century. Illustrated with b&w photos and illustrations.

R650.00
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Updating the San - R. K. Hitchcock et al

Updating the San: Image and Reality of an African People in the 21st Century by Robert K. Hitchcock, Kazunobu Ikeya, Megan Biesele & Richard B. Lee is a Senri Ethnological Studies publication, no. 70 discusses issues surrounding the San peoples in the modern world.

R120.00
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African Magic - Heidi Holland

African Magic by Heidi Holland will help readers in search of a better understanding of sub-Saharan Africa's natural philosophy. The author's meticulous research reveals that, whereas technology-driven Western societies prefer to rely largely on logical explanations, many Africans continue to obey their intuition - trusting in images, dreams and divination to rationalise misfortune and illness.

R60.00
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Guide to the Peers' Cave - H.S. Jager

Guide to the Peers' Cave - Tunnel Cave and Rock Shelters at Skildergat, Fish Hoek edited by H.S. Jager is a publication (booklet) that greatly assisted the general public in a keener appreciation of this branch of scientific research whilst making the caves more accessible. This fourth edition includes several photos, drawings and maps.

R75.00
Front Cover of  Bantu Studies September 1937, Vol XI no. 3 by J. D. R Jones & C. M Doke
Bantu Studies September 1937, Vol XI no. 3 - J. D. R Jones & C. M Doke

Bantu Studies: A Journal devoted to the Scientific Study of Bantu, Hottentot and Bushman, September 1937, Vol XI, no. 3 edited by J. D. R Jones & C. M Doke is an anthropological journal published by Wits University Press.

R300.00
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Bantu Heritage - H P Junod

Bantu Heritage by H P Junod is based on a series of 5 lectures for mine managers in 1937. A comprehensive work on the language, folklore, social organisation and customs of the Bantu. With 40 full page black and white plates.

R250.00
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The Indonesian Origin of Certain African Musical Instruments - Percival R Kirby

The Indonesian Origin of Certain African Musical Instruments by Percival R Kirby is a reprint taken from African Studies a quarterly journal devoted to the study of African Cultures, government and languages, Vol 25, Number 1 , 1966. Professor Kirby's interest in the similarities of the instruments began in the 1920's. 4 pages of b&w plates

R120.00
Front Cover of The Mind In the Cave by David Lewis-Williams
The Mind In the Cave - David Lewis-Williams

The Mind In the Cave by David Lewis-Williams is a masterful piece of detective work, casting light on the darkest mysteries of our earliest ancestors and on the nature of our own conciousness and experience.

R115.00
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The Abundant Herds - Marguerite Poland and David Hammond-Tooke

The Abundant Herds by Marguerite Poland and David Hammond-Tooke and illustrated by Leigh Voigt. This is a book about human creativity, not the creativity of the plastic arts, or of music, but rather that of a poet, the wordsmith.This unique book gives an overview of the history of Nguni cattle and their economic, social, political and spiritual importance to the Zulu people, both past and present.

R550.00
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Foods and Feeding Habits of the Pedi - PJ Quin

Foods and Feeding Habits of the Pedi by PJ Quin is an extremely detailed account of the agriculture, crops and edible wild plants and fruits of the Pedi. Illustrated with b&w photos and line drawings.

R300.00
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The Native Races of South Africa - George W Stow

The Native Races of South Africa; A history of the intrusion of the Hottentots and Bantu into the hunting grounds of the Bushmen, the Aborigines of the country by George W Stow. Includes a coloured Sketch Map of Central and Southern Africa Showing the Main Lines of Migration Followed by the Various Races now Inhabiting the Southern Portion of the Continent. Illustrated with colour and b&w plates.

R600.00
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Shaka's Children - Stephen Taylor

Shaka's Children: A History of the Zulu People by Stephen Taylor records the decline of a conviction. The Zulu were more than just another Bantu tribe of southern Africa, because in the years after their sudden eruption into dominance in the early years of the 19th century, they evolved something approaching an ideology. Their masterful founding father, King Shaka ka Senzangakona welded them into a unique community of Spartans, sure of their divine rights and privileges, bound together in pride, battle, mysticism and an essential humanism.

R150.00
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African Dances of the Witwatersrand Gold Mines - Hugh Tracey

African Dances of the Witwatersrand Gold Mines by Hugh Tracey is a study of the various tribal dances performed at the mines. Profusely illustrated with b&w Photographs.

R225.00
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40 Years Among the Zulus - Josiah Tyler

40 Years Among the Zulus by Josiah Tyler presents an interesting account of Rev. Tyler's missionary life in South Africa from 1849 to 1889, where he strove to bring Christianity to the Zulu but was often revolted by the 'evil' practices of what he calls this 'heathen race'. He describes their way of life, their homes and dress, and all aspects of Zulu culture and custom.

This edition is limited to 1000 numbered copies, this being No. 899.

R350.00
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The Bushmen - Wannenburgh; Johnson & Bannister

Even as this book, The Bushmen, goes to press, the last of the Kalahari Bushmen are being drawn irrevocably into the vortex of our civilisation. Aware of the urgency of the task, Alf Wannenburgh, Peter Johnson and Anthony Bannister searched deep in the Kalahari thirstlands to find those few remaining Bushmen who still live as their forefathers have done for the past 20 000 years. This is their superb record of that experience: the last of the Bushmen as hunter-gatherers.

R350.00
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Once We Were Hunters - Paul Weinberg

Once We Were Hunters by Paul Weinberg journeys to six different countries in southern and eastern Africa to examine those indigenous communities who, in spite of a rapidly modernising continent, are still managing to survive in their natural environment. Since an estimated 75 percent of African wildlife lives outside the recognised game reserves, the preservation of its fauna and flora has become a community issue. The old-fashioned practice of creating reserves by removing local people is something of the past, and new relationships are being explored.

R75.00