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Boundaries and Belief

Structure of a Sotho World View

By (author) W.D.Hammond- Tooke
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Wits University Press, Johannesburg, South Africa
Published: 31st Dec 1981
Dimensions: w 145mm h 210mm
ISBN-10: 0854946594
ISBN-13: 9780854946594
Barcode No: 9780854946594
Synopsis
This book is a theoretical study of the cosmological system of the Kgaga, a Sotho-speaking Lowveld people. The study was prompted by a desire to understand the values and symbols that underlie the Sotho worldview in general, the picture that the Kgaga have developed about the world they live in and the way they conceptualize the existential problems of their daily life. The major emphasis is on their idea system as a cultural pattern, a traditional system which, although abstracted from the time flow of social change, nevertheless has to accommodate a widening frame of reference as the Kgaga are drawn into the modern world.

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