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Title:Cannibalism in Zandeland: truth and falsehood: the civilisation of the Zande princes
Author:Gero, #F.#ISNI
Series:Museum Combonianum
City of publisher:Bologna
Publisher:Editrice Missionaria Italiana
Geographic terms:Sudan
Central African Republic
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Abstract:Till recent times the Azande have been represented as addicted to the practice of cannibalism, which in fact they opposed, and which due to their efforts, disappeared from among the Sudanese and Bantu peoples they succeeded in dominating when the famous Zande princes, the Avongar„, established the Pax Zandea in the 19th century in the area encompassing the basins of the Mbomu, Uele, Sueh and Yiba rivers, in the present-day Central African Republic, Zaire and Sudan. The author, who lived for 38 years with the Azande, describes the cannibalism of all the different tribes that joined the Zande nation: the Niam Niam, Amadi, Magbetu, Abarambu-Adhuga, Apambia, Abire, Adio, Ambiri, Apadio, Kunda, Ngumbe. He also considers the partial cannibalism of some Auro (people of the East) subjected to the Avongar„ but not yet considered Azande-Ambomu or Azande nationals.