Setho: Afrikan Thought and Belief System

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Fezekile Futhwa
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Contents

Acknowledgements
2
Preface
3
Introduction
6
Foundations
10
Botho Value System
15
Who is God
18
Sacred Places
20
Rites of Passage
22
Dipapadi Plays
64
Afrikan Cosmic System
69
The Cycle of Life
79
Diboko Totem Names
80
Afrikan Thought and Worldview
90
Parental Responsibility
94
Indigenous Knowledge Systems
96
Popular Superstitions and Beliefs
119

Order of Being
28
Proverbs and Idioms
32
The Family Structure
41
Language
43
Folklore and Oral Narration
44
Ceremonies
46
Culture Customs and Norms
53
Sethepu Polygamy
54
The Universe
58
Human Intelligence
60
Dreams
61
Kinship
62
Thapelo ya Sesotho Prayer
127
The Sancracity of Time
128
Poetry in Perspective
129
Dilotho Riddles
130
Basotho Genealogy
132
Afrikan Leadership
145
Appendix A Terminology
148
Appendix B Bibliography
150
A Brief History of Basotho and Lesotho
151
History of Basotho Kingdoms
155
Appendix E History of Qwaqwa Lehae la Basotho
156
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