oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Life-after-death among the Bushmen
|Article Title||Life-after-death among the Bushmen|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Reformed Church among the !Xu Bushmen, Gobabis District of South West Africa|
|Publication Date||Aug 1973|
|Pages||42 - 46|
|Keyword(s)||Apparitions, Buried with food, Continues to live, Diseases, Immortality, Spirit after death, Sun and Witch-doctors|
It is very difficult to get a coherent picture of any aspect of Bushman culture, because the Bushmen were in the past spread over vast areas of South and South West Africa, mainly in family groups. In every area, and on a smaller scale in every family group, certain customs and traditional concepts developed in various ways. Thus we find that the same folk tale is not recorded in the same way by different research workers in different areas. Hence it is not always possible to obtain from such tales a total picture of particular customs and concepts.
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