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James Henderson Soga

THE AMA-XOSA: Life and Customs

Published: Lovedale Press, Lovedale & London, 1931

Edition: First

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John Henderson Soga has written an incredibly detailed and very valuable account of how the Ama-Xosa lived before, and were still living in the 1930's.

Part 1: Historical, including Composition of a tribe, Xosa Law, War, Physical and temperamental characteristics.

Part 2: Sociological, including Life and customs, sacrifice, beliefs, charms, marriage customs, circumcision, lobola, mother and infant, children's games, old age, proverbs, taboos, sport, land tenure.

32 b/w plates, photographs taken by Rev. R.H.W. Shepherd; Dr Richard Ross; H. E. Smale, A.M. Duggin-Cronin, map of Nongxokozelo War.

Pages [i-iv]v-xvii pp[1-4]5-431 including index.

Dust Jacket of thin paper is whole but has small tears and edge-wear on both top and lower edge. Dark red cloth-covered boards with gilt titles on spine. Very good condition.

  • Jacket Condition: Good
  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Sold By: Mantis Books
  • Contact Person: Charl Yates
  • Country: South Africa
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