The ethnography of the Konso people of southern Ethiopia by A. E. Jensen goes back to his research in Konso in 1954/55. Following his research, Jensen wrote the present work, which he did not publish. The book follows on from his book In the Land of Gada, published in 1936, which was based on his research in 1934/35 in the same region. It is a classic ethnography divided into the following chapters: The country and its people, social life, offices, clans and caste system, religious and spiritual life, and oral traditions. The ethnography is illustrated by historical photographs from the archives of the Frobenius Institute.
Adolf Ellegard Jensen (1899 - 1965) was director of the Anthropological Museum in Frankfurt and hold a full professorship at the Institute for Social Anthropology at Goethe University Frankfurt and the directorship of the Frobenius Institute (1946 - 65).