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Title:Girls Puberty Songs and Their Relation to Fertility, Health, Morality and Religion Among the Zulu
Author:Krige, Eileen J.
Year:1968
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:38
Issue:2
Period:April
Pages:173-198
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:initiation
Zulu
songs (form)
Women's Issues
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Religion and Witchcraft
Links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1157245
http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pao:&rft_dat=xri:pao:article:4011-1968-038-00-000013
Abstract:Main concern in this paper is to present and analyse some of the Zulu girls' puberty songs (reproduced in Appendix II), to show how they are connected with ideas of morality and to indicate briefly the relation of puberty rites to rituals associated with the deity Inkosazana: Chief events in Omula ceremonial - The songs - Brief analysis of the songs - Inkosazana and rituals associated with her - Hoeing a field for Inkosazana - Ukulahlwa kwezingane - Herding of cattle by girls - Conclusion. Notes, appendices, French summary.
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