Mathias, Mlambo Manyezu. The importance of the ancestors and the installation of a chief

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Title: The importance of the ancestors and the installation of a chief

Published in: Shona customs; essays by African writers, edited by Clive and Peggy Kileff

Published By: Shona customs; essays by African writers, edited by Clive and Peggy Kileff Gwelo, Rhodesia: Mambo Press, 1970. 61-62 p.: ill.

By line: Mlambo Manyezu Mathias

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2014. Computer File

Culture: Shona (FS05)

Subjects: Cult of the dead (769); Eschatology (775); Organized ceremonial (796); Alcoholic beverages (273);

Abstract: This document is one of twenty essays on Shona culture and society, written by Zimbabwean students at various secondary schools and colleges. Selected out of a total of two hundred and eight submitted in an essay competition, the document was originally published in an edited volume. This particular document focuses on the importance of ancestors in the installation of traditional chiefs.

Document Number: 34

Document ID: fs05-034

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Indigene-5

Analyst: John Beierle; 1991

Coverage Date: 1968-1969

Coverage Place: eastern Zimbabwe

LCSH: Shona (African people)

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