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The place of stunted ironwood trees : a year in the lives of the cattle-herding Himba of Namibia

Author: David P Crandall
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is an account of the lives of a small band of cattle herders, the Himba, who live in and around the settlement of Otutati in northwestern Namibia. The narrative chronicles the events of a single year, though within that year are found the events of a lifetime: birth, maturation, aging, death; generosity, meanness, accomplishment, failure." "The author draws the reader into a human world that appears so utterly  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crandall, David P., 1960-
Place of stunted ironwood trees.
New York : Continuum, 2000
(OCoLC)606442459
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David P Crandall
ISBN: 082641270X 9780826412706
OCLC Number: 44039689
Description: viii, 269 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Map of Southern Africa --
Nineteenth-Century Map of Kaokoland --
Diagram of Otutati Village --
Living Arrangements/Relations to Wamesepa --
The People of Otutati --
The Valley Is Full of Life --
Faces in the Crowd --
Open and Close --
A Cry at Dawn --
The Forces of the Unseen --
A Woman Must Be Strong --
The Path of a Man --
Reflection --
The Prophet Cometh --
To Ripen and Dry --
A Spirit Must Be Driven --
Learning the Truth --
Found and Lost --
When Words Are Spoken --
The Living and the Dead --
Offering the Pipe --
The Road Is Filled with Dust.
Responsibility: David P. Crandall.
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Crandall (anthropology, Brigham Young University) offers an intimate account of the lives of a small band of cattle herders, the Himba, who live in northwestern Namibia. He chronicles the events of a  Read more...

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"Beautiful literary style." --Choice, September 2001 "Beautiful literary style." Choice, September 2001 "A fascinating account of a little-known and rapidly disappearing group of African herdsmen, Read more...

 
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