The Gurage: A People of the Ensete Culture (Hardback)William A. Shack (author)
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Originally published in 1966 this study gives a detailed account of all aspects of Gurage life. An introductory chapter on South-West Ethiopia and the history of the area is followed by descriptions of Gurage settlements, ensete (banana-like plants) cultivation, kinship and marriage, the political system and religious organization. The author's fieldwork and discussions with many resident and migrant Gurage in Addis Ababa enabled him to provide a valuable account of a hitherto little known people and ethnographic area.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 242
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
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