Nisa: The Life and Words of a Kung Woman / Edition 1

Nisa: The Life and Words of a Kung Woman / Edition 1

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by Marjorie Shostak, Nisa
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674624858

ISBN-13: 9780674624856

Pub. Date: 10/01/1981

Publisher: Harvard University Press

This classic paperback is available once again--and exclusively--from Harvard University Press.

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

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This classic paperback is available once again--and exclusively--from Harvard University Press.

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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ISBN-13:
9780674624856
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1981
Pages:
384

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Earliest Memories41
2Family Life59
3Life in the Bush73
4Discovering Sex95
5Trial Marriages115
6Marriage133
7Wives and Co-Wives151
8First Birth159
9Motherhood and Loss181
10Change193
11Women and Men213
12Taking Lovers237
13A Healing Ritual259
14Further Losses273
15Growing Older287
Epilogue309
Notes333
Glossary345
Acknowledgments353
Index357

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Nisa: The Life and Words of a Kung Woman 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the ONLY book I enjoyed reading in my college career. I wouldve never picked it up on my own. This book is a must read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The !Kung makes you appriciate everything in your life. It made me realize that I am so blessed to have everything; food on the table, music to listen to. !Kung is an interesting look at the life and culture of someone half way around the world; it made me open my eyes to the reality that some people are not as fortunate and some ideas are not the same.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will help one appreciate what one has. I couldn't put the book down. This book was required for a cultural anthropology class, I am glad the professor chose this book, Nisa is neat. The life of the !Kung is one that I could never have imagined ever existed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Shostak wrote a great ethnography over the like of the Kung. It's along the lines of an autobgraphy from Nisa herself along with helpful insight from Shostak. I highly recommend people to read this.