Myths and Legends of Southern Africa


Southern Africa is a fantastic melting pot of human beings.This is its great fascination.Living here today are people whose culture is still of the late stone age,others who live in the iron age,and yet others belonging to the age of the atom.In the varied scenic setting of Southern Africa,all these people have in widely different ways confronted nature.come to metaphysical terms with the wonders of the land around them,devised their own explanations,myths,legends and romances about the mystery of nature,their own beginnings,the parallel community of ghosts, demons,faires, monsters and other creatures,good and bad,of the dream world.



H/b in v/g clean boards,in a brilliantly illustrated d/w.showing signs of corner and edge-wear with some small chips.Size 12×9 pp 311,inc,index,selected bibliography,plates some in full colour,some as fine paintings,fine sketches in text,.Just looking through this book is a fascination,there are so many different pictures and paintings,it really is incredable work even the front and back endpapers are decorated.A section given over to each of the Bantu people.Hinges strong.Binding good to firm.Some foxing and staining to the prelims and end-papers.This copy is signed with thanks by the author on the title-page Otherwise,clean and bright throughout.


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