Wayward Servants.The Two Worlds of the African Pygmies


Here the author spent a year amongst the Mbuti pygmies of the Ituri Forest in the Congo. These people seem to live two seperate lives. Basicaly they are hunters and gatherers living most of their lives in small mobile groups. Periodicaly they leave the forest to enter the structured society and economy of the neighbouring villages inhabited by the Bantu and Sudanic tribes, only for their own personal gain, like the luxury of tobacco,or a good feast, but they remain seperate people,a nd good neighbourors.A facinating book.

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H/b in protected d/w. with taped stiched taped edges. Size 9×6 pp390 inc index, bibliography,Two f/o charts and diagrams. Many plates and sketches in the text.A typical library copy with all the usual labels and stamps, and general grubbyness. Hinges strong, binding firm, textblock nice and clean throughout, no foxing or staining, some celotape stains to both front & back boards, But a sound copy


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