The Nuer : A Description of the Modes of Livelihood and Political Institutions of a Nilotic People Paperback
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages, Fr.ill.M.
- Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
- Publication Date: 30/04/1987
- Category: Sociology & anthropology
- ISBN: 9780195003222
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Review by johnthefireman
Evans-Pritchard was one of the greatest authorities on the Nuer of southern Sudan. This is a classic anthropological text and I find that all my acquaintances who have studied anthropology are aware of it, even though their field of work may be far from Sudan. When I was in remote Nuer villages in the early 1980s I was fascinated to find that daily life described by Evans-Pritchard in the 1940s was still identical. Alas, the civil war has now changed all that.