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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.

ZAR 250.00
Front cover of The Tembu by Joan A Broster
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.

ZAR 450.00
Front Cover of The Bushman by E. J. Dunn
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.

ZAR 1,200.00
Front Cover of Zulu References by Carl Faye
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.

ZAR 200.00
Front cover of The Story Of The Zulus by JY Gibson
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.

ZAR 650.00
Front cover of Guide to the Peers' Cave by H.S. Jager
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.

ZAR 75.00
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.

ZAR 300.00
Front Cover of Bantu Heritage by H P Junod
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.

ZAR 250.00
Front cover of The Indonesian Origin of Certain African Musical Instruments by Percival R Kirby
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

ZAR 120.00
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.

ZAR 115.00
Front cover of The Abundant Herds by Marguerite Poland and David Hammond-Tooke
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.

ZAR 550.00
Front Cover of Foods and Feeding Habits of the Pedi by PJ Quin
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.

ZAR 350.00
Front cover of The Native Races of South Africa by George W Stow
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.

ZAR 600.00
Front cover of African Dances of the Witwatersrand Gold Mines by Hugh Tracey
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.

ZAR 225.00
Front cover of 40 Years Among the Zulus by Josiah Tyler
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.

ZAR 350.00
Front cover of Once We Were Hunters by Paul Weinberg
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.

ZAR 75.00