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Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman

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ISBN13:

9780674004320

ISBN10:
0674004329
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/14/2000
Publisher(s):
Harvard Univ Pr
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Marjorie Shostak was an ethnographer and an award-winning photographer

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(41)
Earliest Memories
41(18)
Family Life
59(14)
Life in the Bush
73(22)
Discovering Sex
95(20)
Trial Marriages
115(18)
Marriage
133(18)
Wives and Co-Wives
151(8)
First Birth
159(22)
Motherhood and Loss
181(12)
Change
193(20)
Women and Men
213(24)
Taking Lovers
237(22)
A Healing Ritual
259(14)
Further Losses
273(14)
Growing Older
287(46)
Epilogue
309(24)
Notes 333(12)
Glossary 345(8)
Acknowledgments 353(4)
Index 357


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