FEATURING - Vanishing cultures of South Africa by Peter Magubane.

Posted on April 05, 2021

The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:

Vanishing cultures of South Africa by Peter Magubane.

With political, social and economic changes transforming South Africa, the age-old ways of life bound to ethnic cultures of the region are slowly fading. In the photographs of the highly acclaimed photojournalist Peter Magubane and a fascinating and sensitive text. Vanishing cultures of South Africa reveals the ways of the indigenous groups, recording the roots of South African cultural identity. Ten major ethnic groupings are featured – including the San, Zulu, Ndebele, Basotho and Venda as well as several smaller sub-groups. This book describes the individual personality and history of each, their education, languages, laws, medicine and magic and their religion.

Access: https://univofpretoria.on.worldcat.org/oclc/48547446

This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Africana (ZA) Collection.

The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.

- Author Sonto Mabena and Nikki Haw

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