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Indaba, My Children - African Tribal History, Legends, Customs and Religious Beliefs (Paperback, Main) Loot Price: R284
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Indaba, My Children - African Tribal History, Legends, Customs and Religious Beliefs (Paperback, Main)

Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa

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First published in 1964, Indaba, My Children was internationally acclaimed for its wonderful collection of tales and legends charting the story of African tribal life. Recognizing that the tales he had learned from the elders gave direction to his life, as well as motivating him to further his knowledge of his people's history, Credo Mutwa was also embarking on a far more ambitious project when he compiled this volume. By revealing so much of his country's traditions to a white audience he was breaking tribal law, but he believed passionately that a deeper understanding of African culture would prevent much of the racial disharmony of our times. By drawing on the ancient art of storytelling to preserve and promote the past, Mutwa sends the reader on a superbly uplifting journey through the tales and legends of Africa. This is a truly enriching and fascinating read. (Kirkus UK)
First published in 1964, Indaba, My Children is an internationally acclaimed collection of African folk tales that chart the story of African tribal life since the time of the Phoenicians. It is these stories that have shaped Africa as we know it.

General

Imprint: Payback Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2001
Authors: Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa
Dimensions: 213 x 135 x 46mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 696
Edition: Main
ISBN-13: 978-0-86241-758-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Myths & mythology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Black studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Customs & folklore > Folklore
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Myths & mythology
LSN: 0-86241-758-9
Barcode: 9780862417581

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Thu, 8 Aug 2019 | Review by: bernhard s

I remember this excellent book from when I first read it in the 1960s. Zulu witchdoctors were tasked with maintaining and teaching their traditions, and the author was the direct descendant of the last supeme witchdoctor of the Zulus under Mpande

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