Scenes from African Urban Life by A.L. Epstein
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Scenes from African Urban Life
By A.L. Epstein

Scenes from African Urban Life

Collected Copperbelt Essays

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Scenes from African Urban Life by A.L. Epstein

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A collection of papers depicting life in the copperbelt townships of Zambia, a decade before independence. New material is combined with some more well-known essays, covering the role of networks in urban social organization; the emergence of CiCopperbelti, the distinctive language of the towns; and the remarkable evangelical success of Jehovah's Witnesses. A chapter on the resurgence of beliefs in "banyama" or vampires appears for the first time in this collection and a specially written retrospect is a personal account of Epstein's years of fieldwork in the copperbelt.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748603213
ISBN-10: 0748603212
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 30mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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