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By Marja L. Swantz

ISBN-10: 0897893980

ISBN-13: 9780897893985

Beginning with the parable of foundation that joins each younger Zaramo girl to her origins as she is initiated into the secrets and techniques of existence and womanhood, the e-book then offers us with an historic account of the Tanzanian coast round Dar es Salaam as a historical past to the patience of the cultural associations to which the reader is brought. Statements and narrations by means of Salome as a consultant of the trendy expert Zaramo humans intersperse the author's descriptions of the rituals of womanhood, of person and social therapeutic, and of the methods clash is symbolically manipulated and controlled. Rituals are obvious of their brilliant position, now not as remnants of culture, yet as technique of dealing with encroaching exterior pressures at the group. those pressures contain, commercialization of livelihood, improvement thrust within the type of villagization, or the continuing means of wasting land rights. The booklet exhibits humans will counteract the specter of social disintegration through overemphasizing their middle values in an try to create powerful communique forces and tools of strength. an exceptional advent to modern African concerns, 3rd global women's reports, and ethnographic anthropology.

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