NEW WORKS ON ANTHROPOLOGY
Svo. With a Map.
THE LOWER NIGER AND ITS TRIBES
Major ARTHUR GLYN LEONARD
LATE 2ND BATT. EAST LANCASHIRE REGIMENT AUTHOR OF
a THE camel: ITS USES AND MANAGEMENT,a AND a HOW WE MADE RHODESIAa
In his Preface to this work Dr. A. C. Haddon points out that the author has all his life been deeply interested in comparative religion, and that by the attention he has paid to Aryan and Hindu mythology, as well as to the natives of Asia and Africa, he had prepared himself for the detailed study of a particular people. Endowed with sympathy and an earnest desire to see everything from the native point of viewa to a think black,a as Miss Kingsley tersely put ita Major Leonard has studied the natives of the Lower Niger at first hand. He draws a vivid picture of the wonderful Niger delta, and traces its effects on the mind and nature of its inhabitants. His studies have led him to the conclusion that the European has never understood the Negro, and the present volume is his interpretation of Negro thought and expression.
8vo. With Illustrations.
AT THE BACK OF THE BLACK MANa S MIND
OR, NOTES ON THE KINGLY OFFICE
IN WEST AFRICA
R. E. DENNETT
* NOTES ON THE FOLK-LORE OF THE FJORT,' ETC.
In this work the authora s twofold object is to show (i) that, concurrent with fetichism or Jujuism, there is in Africa a religion which gives a much higher} conception of God than is generally acknowledged, and (2) to make clear the vita* importance of the kingly office to the African communities. He believes that the lasting effect of missionary effort, and the simplification of the work of governing the natives, depend to a great extent on a fuller recognition of these truths concerning the religious and political systems of the African tribes.
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