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  • Becker, Peter.
    DINGANE: KING OF THE ZULU 1828 - 1840 (orig title: Rule of Fear.)

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Crowell, 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - Study of the controversial Zulu ruler who was eventually defeated by the Boers under Pretorius, originally published in England under the title 'Rule of Fear'. Illustrated with drawings and maps. Bibliography, index. 283 pages.

    Condition: Near fine in very good+ dust jacket.

    Book ID: 22838
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  • THE IZANGOMA DIVINERS: Department of Native Affairs, Ethnological Publications, Vol. IX by Kohler, M., M.D., edited and translated in collaboration with the author by N. J. van Warmelo
    Kohler, M., M.D., edited and translated in collaboration with the author by N. J. van Warmelo
    THE IZANGOMA DIVINERS: Department of Native Affairs, Ethnological Publications, Vol. IX

    Edition: First edition.

    Pretoria, Union of South Africa: By the Government Printer, 1941. First edition - A slim volume considered the most authoritative work on the Zulu Izangoma diviners and healers. The introduction notes that the statements contained in this publication were obtained by Kohler when he was practicing as a mission doctor in Natal. They were mostly dictated to a native amanuensis by patients and informants. The second section is on Iqondo, which is the use of magic spells. Each section in English is followed by a transcription of the original statements, in the regional Zulu dialect. Illustrated with photographs and with many drawings done by a young native man, Gerard Bhengu. 98 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark blue oilcloth wrappers with black lettering (stamp of previous owner on title page). Uncommon.

    Book ID: 80800
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  • SOUNDS OF A COWHIDE DRUM: Poems. by Mtshali, Oswald Mbutiseni; Foreword by Nadine Gordimer.
    Mtshali, Oswald Mbutiseni; Foreword by Nadine Gordimer.
    SOUNDS OF A COWHIDE DRUM: Poems.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Third Press / Joseph Okpaku Publishing Co., (1972.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collection of poems by this South African, a Zulu born in Natal, who lived in Soweto, and wrote in English. Foreword by Nadine Gordimer. Illustrated with drawings 79 pp. ISBN: 0-89388-0345.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (stamp on front endpaper saying that this was an employee copy,)

    Book ID: 57745
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