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  • CHIHAMBA THE WHITE SPIRIT: A Ritual Drama of the Ndembu; , Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 33. by [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] Turner, V. W.
    [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] Turner, V. W.
    CHIHAMBA THE WHITE SPIRIT: A Ritual Drama of the Ndembu; , Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 33.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press of behalf of The Institute for African Studies, Zambia, (1962). First edition - The author describes the Chihamba as one of the "cults of afflication" - that is, people are "caught" because they failed to honor their ancestors, etc. Illustrated with photographs. 96 pp plus bibliography and list of other publications.

    Condition: Near fine in printed blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 80922
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  • NDEMBU DIVINATION: Its' Symbolism and Techniques, Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 31. by [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] Turner, V. W.
    [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] Turner, V. W.
    NDEMBU DIVINATION: Its' Symbolism and Techniques, Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 31.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press of behalf of The Institute for African Studies, Zambia, (1961). First edition - A preliminary analysis of the raw data, rather than a finished work - one which focuses on the symbolic objects, especially as they are used by two diviners - Muchona and an Angolan diviner. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. 85 pp plus bibliography and list of other publications.

    Condition: Near fine in printed blue wrappers (upper corner slightly bumped, some toning to spine of wrapper)

    Book ID: 80923
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  • ELEMENTS IN LUVALE BELIEFS AND RITUALS; Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 32. by [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] White, C. N. M.
    [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] White, C. N. M.
    ELEMENTS IN LUVALE BELIEFS AND RITUALS; Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 32.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press of behalf of The Institute for African Studies, Zambia, (1961). First edition - Foreword by Raymond Apthorpe. Focuses on initiation rites, but also includes chapter on general beliefs. missionary influence, ec. Illustrated with photographs. 74 pp plus bibliography and list of other publications.

    Condition: Near fine in printed blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 80924
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  • BASUTOLAND MEDICINE MURDER. A Report on the Recent Outbreak ofd 'Diretlo' Murders in Basutoland. by Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations.
    Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations.
    BASUTOLAND MEDICINE MURDER. A Report on the Recent Outbreak ofd 'Diretlo' Murders in Basutoland.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1951. First edition - Presented by the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations to Parliament in April, 1951, this is a report on "(1) the nature and significance of the large numbers of murders which had taken place in 1947 and 1948 in Basutoland, (2) the proximate causes of and underlying reasons for the apparently increased incidence of the crime, and (3) the steps which the Basutoland Administration might take to remedy the position. Includes a look at the role of native medicine men and the use of 'diretlo' in the making of magical medicines with protective value. Appendices, Diagrams (including two fold-out diagrams) and a fold out map. vi, 104 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue stapled wrappers (toning to both the cover and the pages)

    Book ID: 80857
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