Juta and Company Limited, Cape Town and Johannesburg: 1981
Seller ID: 45lk
Condition: Near Fine
168 pages (complete). Signed by Hromnik on the title page (dated: 28 Nov. 88). A splendid copy of this most controversial book about the possible origins of much of what has, and is, held holy in African history and culture. Indeed, Hromnick's seemingly dismissive approach to delivery of his findings was ill-suited to the darkest year of apartheid. Hromnik's theory isnthat metallurgy was not developed in Southern Africa as has been thought, but was introduced by Indians during the first millennium AD: this is regarded by many as denigratory to Africa and so implicitly racist. But the real p... View More...