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Soga (J.H.)

THE AMA-XOSA: LIFE AND CUSTOMS

Published: Lovedale Press, Lovedale, no date [1931]

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431 pages, frontispiece portrait, map, 31 plates, maroon cloth titled gilt on the spine, starting to wear on the spine at the title page, a good copy.

Part I: Historical; Part II: Sociological. In his introduction, the author states: 'Perhaps the principal reason which has determined the writer's choice of the Ama-Xosa as the foundation tribe for this work is that its customs have remained unaffected by those of other tribes. The cause of this is simply that this tribe has never been conquered and made tributary by any other Bantu tribe. Almost every South-East African tribe has been broken directly by the Zulu Chief Tshaka or indirectly by the effects of his depredations ... '

  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (260 x 170mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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