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Hunters and Herders of Southern Africa: A Comparative Ethnography of the Khoisan Peoples Alan Barnard

Hunters and Herders of Southern Africa: A Comparative Ethnography of the Khoisan Peoples

Alan Barnard

Published February 28th 1992
ISBN : 9780521411882
Hardcover
380 pages
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 About the Book 

The Khoisan are a cluster of southern African peoples, including the famous Bushmen or San hunters, the Khoekhoe herders (in the past called Hottentots), and the Damara, also a herding people. Most Khoisan live in the Kalahari desert and surroundingMoreThe Khoisan are a cluster of southern African peoples, including the famous Bushmen or San hunters, the Khoekhoe herders (in the past called Hottentots), and the Damara, also a herding people. Most Khoisan live in the Kalahari desert and surrounding areas of Botswana and Namibia. In spite of differences in their way of life, the various groups have much in common, and this book explores these similarities and the influence of environment and history on aspects of Khoisan culture. This is the first book on the Khoisan as a whole since the publication in 1930 of The Khoisan Peoples of South Africa, by Isaac Schapera.