Nisa (Paperback)

The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman

By Marjorie Shostak

Harvard University Press, 9780674004320, 365pp.

Publication Date: November 14, 2000

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/1/1990)
Hardcover (11/2/2015)

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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.