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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Raum, Otto Friedrich
A present day Zulu philosopher
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Africa -- Vol. 30
Published By: Original publisher
Africa -- Vol. 30
London: Oxford University Press. 1960. 166-180 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By W. Bodenstein and Otto F. Raum
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Sacred objects and places (778);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source is a discussion of the Zulu philosopher, Laduma
Madela, who was also one of the principal informants of Axel-Ivar Berglund (document 8).
The authors interviewed him a number of times during the course of two years and acquired
from him a lengthy and 'vivid account' of the Zulu creation myth with much of the
philosopher's own interpretation and prophecy included. The source covers both the
description of an interesting Zulu philosopher and lightning doctor and the relation of the
Zulu creation mythology to Laduma Madela's philosophy about the present day social
structure, what it is that is wrong with it and how it should change.
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Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Martin Malone ; Marlene Martin ; 1979
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Ceza, Nongoma Magistracy District,
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Zulu (African people)