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Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman

by Shostak, Marjorie (2009)


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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Women and Work, The Original Affluent Society, Anthropology of Work, Animals

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