Phyllis Kaberry's Field Notes

These field notes were compiled by Phyllis Kaberry in the course of a brief visit she made alone to the chiefdom in April 1963. The visit was a mere four days long but we should note the quite astonishing detail in which Kaberry was able to pursue the topics of her enquiry and confirm findings that arose from the earlier joint visit. On occasion she sails very close to the wind with her informants and almost upsets the work she is trying to do and has to take dramatic measures to rescue a difficult situation. We are deeply indebted to Sally Chilver for typing up these notes from Phyllis's handwritten script since the latter is, by all accounts, decipherable by her alone!

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