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Archaeology and Oral Tradition in Malawi (Paperback) Loot Price: R296
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Archaeology and Oral Tradition in Malawi (Paperback): Yusuf Juwayeyi

Archaeology and Oral Tradition in Malawi (Paperback)

Yusuf Juwayeyi

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The Chewa are the largest ethnic group in Malawi, representing a third of the population of approximately 19 million, and their language, Chichewa, is Malawi's national language. Yet the last book on the history of this group was published in 1944, and was based on oral history, or tradition. As with much African history, it started to be recorded only in the late 19th century. This is the first book to use not only oral history, but also documents written by early Portuguese explorers, traders and government officials, as well as archaeology, to piece together the early history of the Chewa. The author is an archaeologist, who discovered the first major Chewa settlement, Mankhamba, near the southern part of Lake Malawi. His excavations have enabled a more scientific chronology of the migrations of the Chewa into what is today Malawi and have provided physical proof of their early history as well as their material and spiritual culture and way of life. There are several historians and archaeologists working in the area of early Malawian history, but their work remains largely in the domain of academia and is inaccessible to the general public. Professor Yusuf Juwayeyi has written and documented a very readable history of the Chewa as revealed by archaeology, and demonstrates the value of combining oral tradition together with archaeology to arrive at a more accurate picture of the history of a pre-literate society. With many illustrations, this book will be appealing not only to historians, archaeologists and anthropologists, but also the general reader interested in African history and in Malawi's history in particular.

General

Imprint: University of Cape Town Press
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: December 2019
Authors: Yusuf Juwayeyi
Dimensions: 245 x 168mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-1-77582-249-3
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > Archaeology
Books > Humanities > History > African history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > General
Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Oral history
Books > History > African history
Books > History > African history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Oral history
LSN: 1-77582-249-4
Barcode: 9781775822493

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