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  • Burnham, Philip.
    THE POLITICS OF CULTURAL DIFFERENCE IN NORTHERN CAMEROON.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - A study extending over a period of 25 years in northern Cameroon, a region of great cultural diversity, populated by the politically dominant Fulbe, the pastoral Mbororo, and farming groups like the Gbaya. Looks also at the conflicts between traditions and nationalism, and of the effects of organizations like the World Bank. Extensive notes, glossary, bibliography, index. 210 pp. ISBN: 1-56098-6948.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 26430
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  • NONGALAZI OF THE BEMBA ; Drama and Romance of Native Superstition, Magic and Ritual in Central Africa, by Martins, Harper.
    Martins, Harper.
    NONGALAZI OF THE BEMBA ; Drama and Romance of Native Superstition, Magic and Ritual in Central Africa,

    Edition: First edition.

    Ilfracombe, Devon, UK: Arthur H. Stockwell, Ltd. (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Drama and romance of native supersition, magic and ritual in Central Africa." Introduction by Professor C. J. Uys. Glossary. Photographs. 207 pp

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some offsetting to the endpapers, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 66226
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  • Meillassoux, Claude.
    URBANIZATION OF AN AFRICAN COMMUNITY: Voluntary Associations in Bamako.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1968. Hardcover first edition - Monograph Number 45, Ethnological Society. Bamako, originally the headtown of a small chiefdom, became the administrative center of the French Sudan and grew to the capital and largest city in Mali. Includes map, photographs, glossary, references and index. xii,165 pp,

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings and some scattered underlining and marginal brackets, but otherwise tight and clean, lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 34941
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  • LONG LIFE, HONEY IN THE HEART: A Story of Initiation and Eloquence From the Shores of a Mayan Lake. by Prechtel, Martin.
    Prechtel, Martin.
    LONG LIFE, HONEY IN THE HEART: A Story of Initiation and Eloquence From the Shores of a Mayan Lake.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which describes "the complexity of the Mayan religious and social universe against a backdrop of political and social intrigue. During the period in which this book is set (the 1970s), Guatemala was in the midst of a brutal civil war. Prechtel's coming-of-age memoir relates his personal experience of the war, describing how Guatemala's ruling government outlawed the thousand-year-old traditional rites of the Maya, leading to the dissolution of Santiago Atitlan and ultimately forcing Prechtel to flee the country . . At once a page-turner and a profound work of cultural anthropology" SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2000, with a long, personal INSCRIPTION on the…

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    New York: Putnam, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which describes "the complexity of the Mayan religious and social universe against a backdrop of political and social intrigue. During the period in which this book is set (the 1970s), Guatemala was in the midst of a brutal civil war. Prechtel's coming-of-age memoir relates his personal experience of the war, describing how Guatemala's ruling government outlawed the thousand-year-old traditional rites of the Maya, leading to the dissolution of Santiago Atitlan and ultimately forcing Prechtel to flee the country . . At once a page-turner and a profound work of cultural anthropology" SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2000, with a long, personal INSCRIPTION on the facing page. Includes notes on the Mayan language. Illustrated with drawings by the author. 362 pp. ISBN: 0-874779944.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 64929
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