Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman (Google eBook)

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - Social Science - 365 pages
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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.
  

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Simple and easy to read. - Goodreads
The author's writing is clear, honest and intelligent. - Goodreads
I also thought that the writing itself was pleasant. - Goodreads
I was really fond of the writing style in this book. - Goodreads
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Very well organized. Simple and easy to read. Read full review

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User Review  - Justina Kančauskytė - Goodreads

I really enjoyed to read this book. It is a nice introduction to !Kung people life and life models from women perspective.Book contains not only relationships between sex but describes daily life ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
1 Earliest Memories
41
2 Family Life
59
3 Life in the Bush
73
4 Discovering Sex
95
5 Trial Marriages
115
6 Marriage
133
7 Wives and CoWives
151
11 Women and Men
213
12 Taking Lovers
237
13 A Healing Ritual
259
14 Further Losses
273
15 Growing Older
287
Epilogue
309
Notes
333
Glossary
345

8 First Birth
159
9 Motherhood and Loss
181
10 Change
193
Acknowledgments
353
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About the author (2009)

Marjorie Shostak was a Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology at Emory University and an award-winning photographer.

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