London New York Toronto / Johannesburg: Longmans, Green and Co. / University of the Witwatersrand, 1936. First Edition. Cloth. Thick 8vo, illustrated with B&W glossy frontispiece & 11 similar photos plus 2 maps. green cloth with gold lettering on spine, xix, [xx: blank] + 420 deckled pages. Fine / None. Item #2754
Solid, clean, tight copy of this Excellent illustrated study of the Zulus by a prominent anthropologist.
Eileen Jensen Krige (1905–1995) was an important South African social anthropologist noted for her research on Zulu and Lovedu cultures. Together with Hilda Kuper and Monica Wilson, she produced substantial works on the Nguni peoples of Southern Africa.
Apart from her research she is considered to be one of the 'pioneering mothers' of the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa, where she taught from 1948 until retirement in 1970. She inspired many women to devote themselves to research. Krige is also associated with a group of South African anthropologists who were strongly against the segregation policies of apartheid in South Africa.