Cover: Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman, from Harvard University PressCover: Nisa in PAPERBACK


The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman

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$30.50 • £24.95 • €27.50

ISBN 9780674004320

Publication: November 2000


384 pages

18 halftones, 1 line drawing

Not for sale in UK & British Commonwealth (except Canada)

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.