The Lost World Of The Kalahari

With 'The Great and the Little Memory'
Author: Laurens Van Der Post
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407073125
Category: Travel
Page: 256
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Laurens van der Post was fascinated and appalled at the fate of this remarkable people. Ostracised by all the changing face of African cultural life they retreated deep into the Kalahari desert. His fascinating attempt to capture their way of life and the secrets of their ancient heritage provide captivating reading and a unique insight into a forgotten way of life.

The Lost World of the Kalahari


Author: Laurens Van Der Post
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: San (African people)
Page: 279
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An account of the author's search for the vanishing Bushmen of South Africa.

Die verlorene Welt der Kalahari


Author: Laurens Van der Post
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783257228045
Category: Kalahari Desert
Page: 339
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Ein fesselnder Dokumentarbericht über Leben, Kultur und Mythen der Buschmänner. Ein Versuch der Sühne und Versöhnung. Es sind Kindheitserinnerungen, Geschichten aus dem Munde der Eltern und lückenhafte Berichte von Jägern, die im jungen van der Post den Plan legen, eine abgeschieden lebende Gruppe der Buschmänner aufzuspüren. Doch erst als Erwachsener findet er Muße und Mittel, den Jugendtraum zu verwirklichen. Begleitet von eingeborenen Helfern, dringt er in die südafrikanische Wüstensteppe der Kalahari ein.

Why Ostriches Don't Fly and Other Tales from the African Bush


Author: I. Murphy Lewis
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563084027
Category: Education
Page: 105
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Here is a portrait of one of the world's oldest and most remarkable cultures. The group's history, nomadic way of life, beliefs, and customs are explored through 15 traditional tales written in poetic verse and juxtaposed with commentary on the challenges this group faces today.

Feather Fall

An Anthology of Laurens Van Der Post
Author: Laurens Van Der Post
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448191467
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
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This Van Der Post 'reader', thematically organised to reflect the patterns and themes which have influenced his life and his writing, distils the essence of the writer, thinker, spiritual guru and man of action. This evocative and thought-provoking selection, combining short paragraphs and longer passages is chosen with love and insight from his published and some unpublished writings, (books, introductions, lectures, essays, ) and will give pleasure and inspiration to generations of readers the world over.

Postcolonial Nostalgias

Writing, Representation and Memory
Author: Dennis Walder
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136891218
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 214
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This book offers an original and informed critique of a widespread yet often misunderstood condition — nostalgia, a pervasive human emotion connecting people across national and historical as well as personal boundaries. Often seen as merely escapist, nostalgia also offers solace and self-understanding for those displaced by the larger movements of our time. Walder analyses the writings of some of those entangled in the aftermath of empire, tracing the hidden connections underlying their yearnings for a common identity and a homeland, and their struggles to recover their histories. Through a series of comparative reflections upon the representation in literary and related cultural forms of memory, he shows how admitting the past into the present through nostalgia enables former colonial or diasporic subjects to gain a deeper understanding of the networks of power within which they are caught in the modern world — and beyond which it may yet be possible to move. Considering authors as varied as V.S Naipaul, J.G. Ballard, Doris Lessing, W.G. Sebald, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, as well as versions of ‘Bushman’ song, Walder pursues the often wayward, ambiguous paths of nostalgia as it has been represented beyond, but also within, Europe, so as to identify some of those processes of communal and individual experience that constitute the present and, by implication, the future.

The Voice Of The Thunder


Author: Laurens Van Der Post
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448191491
Category: Philosophy
Page: 229
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From the beginning, Lauren Van Der Post has been aware of a dimension in life far longer and more significant than the outer eventfulness of everyday living. His perception of life's mysterious power began with the Bushman, the first people of his native Africa, and grew in the universal imagery of dreams, the fertile legends and stories of ancient civilization, the intuitive teaching of prophets, poets and other pioneers of human awareness. In this book he has brought together two of his most deeply felt and far reaching essays, and has extended their message with great imaginative insight, exploring the potential in all men and women to acquire self-knowledge and to live life according to its fundamental precepts.

The British Quarterly Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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THE CHRISTIAN TREASURY CONTAINING CONTRUBUTIONS FROM MINISTERS AND MEMBERS OF VARIOUS EVANGELICAL DENOMINATIONS


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Resurgence


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Conservation of natural resources
Page: N.A
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The Living Age


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 560
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The Healing Land

The Bushmen and the Kalahari Desert
Author: Rupert Isaacson
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802140517
Category: History
Page: 278
View: 1239
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Follows the author's sojourn into the grasslands of South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia to investigate Kalahari Bushmen myths, describing his encounters with the last living groups of traditional Bushmen, immersion in their world of ritual and prophecy, and witness to incredible healings and tragic social problems. Reprint.

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Was am Ende wirklich zählt - Das Vermächtnis eines jungen Arztes
Author: Paul Kalanithi
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641189365
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
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„Dieses gehört zu der Handvoll Bücher, die für mich universell sind. Ich empfehle es wirklich jedem.“ ANN PATCHETT Was macht das eigene Leben lebenswert? Was tun, wenn die Lebensleiter keine weiteren Stufen in eine vielversprechende Zukunft bereithält? Was bedeutet es, ein Kind zu bekommen, neues Leben entstehen zu sehen, während das eigene zu Ende geht? Bewegend und mit feiner Beobachtungsgabe schildert der junge Arzt und Neurochirurg Paul Kalanithi seine Gedanken über die ganz großen Fragen.

Scientific American


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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English Mechanic and World of Science


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mechanics
Page: N.A
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Wenn Stern auf Stern aus der Milchstrasse fällt

Roman
Author: Laurens Van der Post
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783257228052
Category:
Page: 359
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Edge of the Rain


Author: Beverley Harper
Publisher: Pan Australia
ISBN: 1742626874
Category: Fiction
Page: 540
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Hunger ached in her belly... the lioness slid forward as close as she dared. The little boy seconds away from death was two, maybe three years old. He was lost in the heat-soaked sand that was the Kalahari desert. Toddler Alex Theron is miraculously rescued by a passing clan of Kalahari Bushmen. Over the ensuing years, the desert draws him back, for it hides a beautiful secret... diamonds. But nothing comes easily from within this turbulent continent and before Alex can ever hope to realise his dreams he will lost his mind to love and fight a bitter enemy who will stop at nothing to destroy him.

The Independent


Author: Leonard Bacon,Joseph Parrish Thompson,Henry Ward Beecher,Richard Salter Storrs,Joshua Leavitt,Henry Chandler Bowen,William Hayes Ward,Theodore Tilton,Hamilton Holt,Harold de Wolf Fuller,Christian Archibald Herter,Fabian Franklin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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