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Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman

Shostak, Marjorie

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ISBN 10: 0713914866 / ISBN 13: 9780713914863
Published by Allen Lane, London, 1982
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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402 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Black and white photographs. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Light foxing to top page block, otherwise clean, unmarked copy with spine fading and minor wear to dust jacket. Record # 469294. Bookseller Inventory # 469294

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Title: Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman

Publisher: Allen Lane, London

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Married at twelve, then separated, divorced and widowed, Nisa is the mother of four children, none of whom survived. She is strong, capable of foraging on her own in one of the world's most hostile environments, not dependent on any man for her daily sustenance and ready to talk to anyone as her equal. Wise, full of humour at the absurdities of life and courageous in the face of its defeats, she is bawdy, practical and incurably romantic. She is a woman of the !Khung people who live by means of humanity's oldest survival strategy - gathering and hunting. This book is the remarkable story of Nisa's life, told in her own words to Marjorie Shostak. It is a story full of echoes from a female past that we can never know directly. But it is also Nisa's unique story, her own voice, her own dignity. In anyone's culture, she is a remarkable woman.

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"An unparalleled account of !Kung life [and] a revelation of the universality of women's experiences and feelings....Nisa helps us know what it means to be !Kung, to be a woman, and finally, to be human."--Choice

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