- Hardcover: 280 pages
- Publisher: University of Virginia Press; Annotated edition edition (May 10, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0813926246
- ISBN-13: 978-0813926247
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.9 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,912,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This is a unique and fascinating book....I do not believe I have encountered, except perhaps in the work of Elizabeth Colson, a non-fiction work that better conveys the notion of what it is like in a corner of rural central Africa....Pritchett writes with grace and power. The photographs and thelusivee sidebars with Lusaka newspaper stories ca. 1959–1968 are welcome embellishments. The book would be useful in many types and levels of African studies courses, but its accessibility will also make it a fine introduction to rural Africa for the general reader."(International Journal of African Historical Studies)
"Pritchett writes with clarity and élan. Even the occasional obligatory forays into theory are blessedly free of jargon. He is a born storyteller, perhaps part of the mutual attraction between him and his Lunda hosts. One imagines that even now he and his family are the subject of stories and skits around the fire--stories far more affectionate than those about the demon Patterson."(H-Net Reviews)
"Using the lifestyles and memories of successive generations of Ndembu men, Pritchett writes this ambient social history in a wholly new space. The author maintains an ironic presence in the story and reminds us of contemporary national and international contexts, from Rhodesia to the present. This original and eminently readable study is recommended for all who have a serious interest in Africa.(Wyatt McGaffey, Haverford College)
Creating a life―a daily round, a career, an ever-moving conversation, an ever-changing sense of mutuality, an ever-expanding notion of what inhabiting a periphery means―is the theme of this fine evocation of friendship amongst a group of mission educated young men in a rural Africa that has learned through experience and modern communications just how ‘back of beyond’ those lives are and will remain."(Jane Guyer, Johns Hopkins University)
About the Author
James A. Pritchett, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the African Studies Center at Boston University, is the author of Lunda-Ndembu: Style, Change, and Social Transformation in South Central Africa.