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Nisa, the life and words of a!Kung woman

Author: Marjorie Shostak; Nisa.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Shostak, Marjorie, 1945-
Nisa, the life and words of a!Kung woman.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)45243436
Named Person: Nisa.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie Shostak; Nisa.
ISBN: 9780674043596 0674043596
OCLC Number: 438187521
Description: 1 online resource (365 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Earliest memories --
Family life --
Life in the bush --
Discovering sex --
Trial marriages --
Marriage --
Wives and co-wives --
First birth --
Motherhood and loss --
Change --
Women and men --
Taking lovers --
A healing ritual --
Further losses --
Growing older --
Epilogue --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Marjorie Shostak.
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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.

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