Hamitic People

African Art - Its Background and Traditions-1The Hamitic people bring a completely new element into the racial pattern of the African races. In the light of present knowledge it is thought that they must originally have come from Asia Minor. Their homeland should be sought in …

Bantu

Bantu is the name given to a race inhabiting large areas of East, central and South Africa. Originally it was a definite linguistic group called Bantu; but the name has been extended to cover all Bantu speakers. Nowadays it is …

Dan, Kran, Kono

In the borderlands of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia are many tribes who are closely related culturally, for instance the Dan, Kran (also called Gere) and the Kono.
In all these tribes the secret society forms part of the social …

Negroes

Even the Negro himself is anything but homogeneous. They are culturally as rich and subtle as they are racially complex, their ancestry being inextricably mixed with other races. There are, nevertheless, several racial characteristics which justify the concept of Negro.…

Negritos or Pygmies

The Negritos, or Pygmies, live today in the thick, primaeval, tropical forestland of ccntral Africa. Their chief physical characteristics are: small stature (usually not more than four feet nine inches tall), skin colour varying between light and reddish brown (rarely …

Bushmen

As I have already said, a general picture of Africa is very complex as it is made up of many factors. The same is true of the black man, or Negro, the name of the peoples dwelling south of the …