The Heart of the Hunter

The Heart of the Hunter

by Laurens van der Post
     
 

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The author’s passionate concern for Africa and for the human spirit is evident in this portrait of the “First People” of southern Africa, the Bushmen. Van der Post describes his desert travels, the splendid landscape and wildlife, and his encounters with the Bushman, an elusive culture. Drawings by Maurice Wilson.
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The author’s passionate concern for Africa and for the human spirit is evident in this portrait of the “First People” of southern Africa, the Bushmen. Van der Post describes his desert travels, the splendid landscape and wildlife, and his encounters with the Bushman, an elusive culture. Drawings by Maurice Wilson.

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“The Bushmen’s legends are sheer poetry; their imaginative power is tremendous, their humour and compassion deeply moving.” – Listener

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156400039
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/28/1980
Series:
Harvest Book Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author

Laurens van der Post was born in Africa in 1906. Most of his adult life was spent divided between Africa and England. His professions of writer and farmer were interrupted by ten years in the army, behind enemy lines in Abyssinia, the Western Desert and the Far East where he was taken prisoner by the Japanese while commanding a small guerrilla unit. He went straight from prison back to active service in Java. He was awarded the CBE for his services in the field.

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