Zeitlyn Miscellany


September 2022 Book: An Anthropological Toolkit by Berghahn books


Mambila and More

These pages will collect some miscellaneous work not found elsewhere eg


or  on my Oxford personal web pages. This includes the use of clay tablets as a long term digital storage medium

Planning the Dictionary of Mambila Biography

March 2020 Book on Mambila divination:

Mambila Divination: Framing Questions, Constructing Answers (Routledge Studies in Anthropology) 2020. London: Routledge.  ISBN 9780367199500

Gazetteer of Mambila villages

Late 2014: the publication of a book written with Roger Just:

David Zeitlyn and Roger Just:
Excursions in Realist Anthropology. A Merological Approach
ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-6403-9 ISBN-10: 1-4438-6403-X
Sample chapter online at
Reviewed in JASO 2016 by Luisa Schneider, pp 120-123

2015 Publication of:

Marcus Banks and David Zeitlyn Visual Methods in Social Research. Second Edition London: Sage http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/9781446269756 ISBN: 9781446269756.

Other information about Mambila is collected on the Scoop-it Mambila page

I have also put some thoughts about UK politics on a separate page

Correcting mistaken spelling of proper names in published acknowledgements etc

Cameroon National Anthem in Mambila

Updated 17 Oct 2022