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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.

ZAR 650.00
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.

ZAR 650.00
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.

ZAR 350.00
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.

ZAR 600.00
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.

ZAR 48.00
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.

ZAR 1,200.00
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'.

ZAR 120.00