In the Time of Cannibals: The Word Music of South Africa's Basotho Migrants by David B. Coplan
Wits University Press; Edition: New Ed (December 1, 1997)
Soft Cover, 226 pages
The workers who migrate from Lesotho to the mines and cities of neighbouring South Africa have developed a rich genre of sung oral poetry focusing upon the experiences of migrant life. This music provides an account of a migrant's life, revealing the relationship between the Basotho workers and those who live off of the workers' labour (the cannibals). Includes transcriptions of male and female performances.