Nisa by Marjorie Shostak
The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman

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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.


About Marjorie Shostak

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Marjorie Shostak was a Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology at Emory University and an award-winning photographer.
Published January 1, 1983 by Vintage. 402 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Business & Economics, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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While there have been many rich descriptions of the life—and the now-changing times—of the !Kung of south central Africa, anthropologist Shostak's account is noteworthy for its focus on a single individual.

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