Scenes from African Urban Life

Scenes from African Urban Life : Collected Copperbelt Essays

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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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  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 30mm | 461g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, 1 map
  • 0748603212
  • 9780748603213