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Gathering under the mango tree : values in traditional culture in Africa

Author: Dickson A Mungazi
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©1996.
Series: American university studies., Series XXI,, Regional studies ;, vol. 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gathering under the Mango Tree discusses how values have shaped the character of society and influenced the lives of Africans. The study addresses the topics of family structure, medicine, religion, government, jurisprudence, art forms, and socio-economic systems. The book also raises the issue of how Africans are caught between past and present values and concludes that Africa is at a cultural crossroad.
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Mungazi, Dickson A.
Gathering under the mango tree.
New York : P. Lang, ©1996
(OCoLC)605078417
Online version:
Mungazi, Dickson A.
Gathering under the mango tree.
New York : P. Lang, ©1996
(OCoLC)607723540
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dickson A Mungazi
ISBN: 082042336X 9780820423364
OCLC Number: 28962292
Description: xxv, 312 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Africans' Perceptions of Themselves and Their Culture. The Purpose of the study. The Effect of Colonization on the African Culture. Rhodes and the African Culture Collide. The Quality of the African Culture: Some Philosophical Concepts. African Culture and the Structure of Society. African Culture, the Family, Its Functions, and the Role of Children. African Culture and the Meaning of Religious Practices. African Culture and the Educational System --
2. The Influence of the Family on Society. The Nature of Cultural Conflict. Characteristics of the Family and its Importance to Society. The Role of Women in Society. The Character of Education for Women. Polygamy as a Form of the Family --
3. The Role of Religious Practices. Western Religion and the African. The Value of Religions Practices in the African Cultural Context. Morality, Religion, and Society. Culture, Religion, God and Society --
4. Traditional Medical Practices. Essentials of Medical Practices.
Series Title: American university studies., Series XXI,, Regional studies ;, vol. 9.
Responsibility: Dickson A. Mungazi.

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Gathering under the Mango Tree discusses how values have shaped the character of society and influenced the lives of Africans. The study addresses the topics of family structure, medicine, religion, government, jurisprudence, art forms, and socio-economic systems. The book also raises the issue of how Africans are caught between past and present values and concludes that Africa is at a cultural crossroad.

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