Focusing on the Kalanga, a minority ethnic group in Botswana, Werbner examines a rare breed of powerful political elites who are not tyrants, torturers, or thieves. He shows how a critical press, cosmopolitanism, entrepreneurship, accountability, and the values of patriarchy and elderhood make for an open society with strong, capable government.
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About the Author
Richard Werbner is Professor of African Anthropology and Director of the International Centre for Contemporary Cultural Research at the University of Manchester and Professorial Fellow at the University of Botswana. Among his books are Ritual Passage, Sacred Journey; and Tears of the Dead, for which he won the Amaury Talbot Prize.
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