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Gathering under the Mango Tree

Values in Traditional Culture in Africa


Prof. Dickson A. Mungazi

Gathering under the Mango Tree discusses how values have shaped the character of society and influenced the lives of Africans. The study addresses the topics of family structure, medicine, religion, government, jurisprudence, art forms, and socio-economic systems. The book also raises the issue of how Africans are caught between past and present values and concludes that Africa is at a cultural crossroad.
The Author: Dickson A. Mungazi is Regents Professor of Educational Foundations and History of Southern Africa at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in Historical and Cultural Studies in Education in 1977. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on the problems of development in Africa.