The Djuka of Dutch Guiana 1931 Morton C. Kahn ~Ndyuka descendants of escaped West Africans in Surinam Ethnology/Anthropology ~South America


Title: Djuka: The Bush [Africans] of Dutch Guiana

Author: Morton C. Kahn / With an introduction by Blair Niles and a foreword by Clark Wissler

Description: Tan cloth stamped in brown on spine and front cover. Pictorial endpapers. Short closed tear to top edge of front free endpaper. Small number label on title page; minor soiling on one page, else interior clean and unmarked, pages crisp. 63 illustrations, including many photographs on plates. Dust jacket chipped; price clipped; spine abrasion; in an archival mylar sleeve. pp. xxiv, 233.

A narrative of personal observation of the lives and customs of the Djuka (Ndyuka) people of Surinam, based on the expeditions of Dr. Morton Kahn, which he made iin 1927, 1928 and 1930. The Djuka, descendants of escaped West African slaves, had preserved preserved what was described as a replica of 18th century society in West Africa. Includes bibliography and index.

The author, Morton Charles Kahn, Sr. (1895-1959), was an explorer, bacteriologist and public health specialist. He served on the faculty of the Cornell University Medical College between 1919 and 1955, followed by four years as the chief bacteriologist at St. Vincent's Hospital, New York City.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good+

Publisher: The Viking Press
Place: New York
Year: 1931

Keywords: South America, Guianas, Surinam, anthropology, ethnology, Ndyuka, exploration

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