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Ancestors of the nomadic staff referred to as San (or Bushmen) as soon as roamed the northern territories of Africa and the Mediterranean. Now inhabiting the Kalahari wilderness (the position that dried up in the past) in South Africa, those interesting everyone is identified for his or her brilliant reminiscence, awesome abilities for looking and monitoring, greater skills for locating nutrients and water, and nice storytelling. right here then is a portrait of 1 of the world's oldest and such a lot impressive cultures and its surroundings. The group's historical past, nomadic lifestyle, ideals, customs, and tales are provided to readers with beautiful illustrations and colour photos of individuals, animals, and the land. Fifteen conventional stories, equivalent to The Rain Bull, the 1st Tug-of-War, looking for the Golden Prize, and the entire Stars of Heaven, are awarded in poetic verse and juxtaposed with remark at the demanding situations this workforce faces this day. the writer has additionally integrated a word list and a bibliography of assets for extra study.

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