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Nisa : The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman - Marjorie Shostak


The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman


Published: 14th November 2000
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This classic paperback is available once again--and exclusively--from Harvard University Press.

This book is the story of the life of Nisa, a member of the Kung tribe of hunter-gatherers from southern Africa's Kalahari desert. Told in her own words--earthy, emotional, vivid--to Marjorie Shostak, a Harvard anthropologist who succeeded, with Nisa's collaboration, in breaking through the immense barriers of language and culture, the story is a fascinating view of a remarkable woman.

[A] scrupulous, sad, exciting book. New York Times We have a remarkable anthropologist to thank for an absorbing account. New York Review of Books Both Nisa and Shostak are unusual people, and their collaboration has resulted in an unparalleled account of !Kung life from a personal rather than social or ecological perspective. Even more important, their work results in a revelation of the universality of women's experiences and feelings despite vast differences in culture and society. Nisa helps us know what it means to be !Kung, to be a woman, and finally, to be human. Choice

Earliest Memories
Family Life
Life in the Bush
Discovering Sex
Trial Marriages
Wives and Co-Wives
First Birth
Motherhood and Loss
Women and Men
Taking Lovers
A Healing Ritual
Further Losses
Growing Older
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ISBN: 9780674004320
ISBN-10: 0674004329
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 14th November 2000
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5