The author’s proceeds from this book will be used to support the San artists of the Kuru Art Project in Botswana.
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But as the minimal story ends, Ostrich finally booms out a “TWOO-WOO-WOOOT.” It is a sound “part lion’s roar, / part foghorn, / part old man trumpeting into his handkerchief.” The language is spare, like the land it describes.Jul 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Ostrich and Lark
The bold, thickly stroked paintings of Kalahari Desert birds and trees that illustrate Nelson's story were created by members of the indigenous !Kung San, for whom, Nelson explains, making and selling art represents a way both to continue their traditions and to subsist.Aug 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Ostrich and Lark
What did you like about the book?The illustrations of this book were done by the !Kung San people of South Africa, a group formerly known as the Bushmen of South Africa.Jan 23 2013 | Read Full Review of Ostrich and Lark