In this book the author attempts to present the basic symbols, values and ideas manifested in the folklore and recent written literature of the Shona of Rhodesia. It opens with a survey of some of the basic theories about symbolism, folklore and myth.
The author's use of references both in terms of the Shona and in terms of general theory reflects a poor grasp of pertinent literature. The weakness of his book relate to his lack of sufficient background in the study of cultural anthropology. - T. O. Beidelman, Anthropos