This series of Classics in African Anthropology is primarily drawn from a distinct family of texts which dominated the academic analysis of society in mid-20th century Africa. The texts are significant yet often neglected, but have stood the test of time, according to the editors.
Originally published in 1954. New edition published in association with the International African Institute
North America: Transaction Books; Germany: Lit Verlag
Introduction, Daryll Forde; the L'ele of Kasai, Mary Douglas; the Abaluyia of Kavirondo (Kenya), Gunter Wagner; the Lovedu of the Transvaal, J.D. & E.J. Krige; the Dogon of the French Sudan, Marcel Griaule & Germaine Dieterlen; the Mende in Sierra Leone, Kenneth Little; the Shilluk of the Upper Nile, Godfrey Lienhardt; the kingdom of Rwanda, J.J. Maquet; the Ashanti of the Gold Coast. K.A. Busia; the Fon of Dahomey, P. Mercier.