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African Friends And Money Matters Summary

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African Friends and Money Matters is a book written by David E Maranz, an anthropologist that worked for many years throughout Africa. This was a really interesting book because Maranz examines a large portion of Africa. Instead of focusing on a country or small portion of a culture, he explains how money is used across much of the African continent, particularly the sub-Saharan portion. Because of this, he does not have a set of key informants. Instead he gives many examples by saying something like “a friend of mine,” or my “ acquaintance Abdou,” using different people for different situations (Maranz 76). He also cites many quotes from previous anthropologists in his analyzations. The overall objective of this book is to provide “Westerners”

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