Nisa

Nisa

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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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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Marjorie Shostak
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2009-06-30
File : 376 Pages
ISBN : 9780674043596


Return To Nisa

Return To Nisa

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The story of two women--one a hunter-gatherer in Botswana, the other an ailing American anthropologist--this powerful book returns the reader to territory that Marjorie Shostak wrote of so poignantly in the now classic Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman. Here, however, the ground has perceptibly shifted. First published in 1981, Nisa served as a stirring introduction to anthropology's most basic question: Can there be true understanding between people of profoundly different cultures? Diagnosed with breast cancer, and troubled by a sense of work yet unfinished, Shostak returned to Botswana in 1989. This book tells simply and directly of her rediscovery of the !Kung people she had come to know years before--the aging, blunt, demanding Nisa, her stalwart husband Bo, understanding Kxoma, fragile Hwantla, and Royal, translator and guide. In Shostak's words, we clearly see !Kung life, the dry grasslands, the healing dances, the threatening military presence. And we see Shostak herself, passionately curious, reporting the discomforts and confusion of fieldwork along with its fascination. By turns amused and frustrated, she describes the disappointments--and chastening lessons--that inevitably follow when anthropologists (like her younger self) romanticize the !Kung. Throughout, we observe a woman of threatened health but enormous vitality as she pursues the promise she once discovered in the !Kung people and, above all, in Nisa. At the core of the book is the remarkable relationship between these two women from different worlds. They are often caught off guard by the limits of their mutual understanding. Still, their determination to reach out to each other lingers in the reader's mind long after the story ends--providing an eloquent response to questions that Nisa so memorably posed. It was not that we had become the best of friends or like close family. It was simply that she and I had the most straightforward connection I had ever had with anyone, before or since. It was as if the !Kung culture and my talks with Nisa touched something beyond reason in me. Even though I didn't necessarily like everything Nisa said, nor everything about her, my heart had been captured. But how often I wished Nisa had been more noble, more selfless, and more philosophical. Nisa had to be known well to be appreciated, for she was complex and difficult. She probably would say much the same about me. We both wanted things from each other, and neither of us got as much as we hoped for. That we both got some of what we wanted--well, that made our friendship extremely valuable. --from the Epilogue

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Marjorie Shostak
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2009-06-01
File : 251 Pages
ISBN : 9780674043589


El Contra Eunomium I En La Producci N Literaria De Gregorio De Nisa

El Contra Eunomium I En La Producci N Literaria De Gregorio De Nisa

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Genre : Eunomianism
Author by : Lucas F. Mateo Seco
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Release : 1988
File : 480 Pages
ISBN : UVA:X001682706


Qur An The Fundamental Law Of Human Life Surat Un Nisa Sections 3 To 24 Surat Al Maa Idah Complete Surat Al An Aam Sections 1 To 5

Qur An The Fundamental Law Of Human Life Surat Un Nisa Sections 3 To 24 Surat Al Maa Idah Complete Surat Al An Aam Sections 1 To 5

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Genre : Koran
Author by : Syed Anwer Ali
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Release : 1982
File : Pages
ISBN : UCAL:B3944038


The Madras Weekly Notes

The Madras Weekly Notes

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Genre : Law
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Release : 1911
File : Pages
ISBN : UOM:35112102279116


The Bombay Law Reporter

The Bombay Law Reporter

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Genre : Law reports, digests, etc
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Release : 1911
File : Pages
ISBN : CORNELL:31924057645875


Bras Es Da Sala De Sintra

Bras Es Da Sala De Sintra

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Genre : Heraldry
Author by : Anselmo Braamcamp Freire
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Release : 1927
File : Pages
ISBN : WISC:89119117596


Parthian Economic Documents From Nisa

Parthian Economic Documents From Nisa

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Genre : Inscriptions
Author by : Igorʹ Mikhaĭlovich Dʹi͡akonov
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Release : 1976
File : 6 Pages
ISBN : IND:30000120784958


Noor Un Nisa Inayat Khan Madeleine George Cross M B E Croix De Guerre With Gold Star

Noor Un Nisa Inayat Khan Madeleine George Cross M B E Croix De Guerre With Gold Star

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Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan was a gentle girl, the great-great-great grand-daughter of the Tiger of Mysore, and the daughter of the Sufi teacher Inayat Khan, who founded the Sufi movement and Sufi Order in the West. When war broke out, in 1939, she was already achieving her first successes, As a harpist she had been heard at the Salle Erard. Her stories were appearing on the children's page of 'Le Figaro' and broadcast on Radiodiffusion Francaise, her 'Twenty Jataka Tales' being brought out by a London publisher; she was just founding a children's newspaper. Later she was betrayed to the Sicherheitsdienst and as a prisoner of importance was held at their HQ on the Avenue Foch. After a daring attempt to escape, via the roof, she refused to give parole and was sent to Germany, where she was kept for most of the time in chains, before being shot at Dachau. She was posthumously awarded the George Cross and the Crois de Guerre.

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Genre : World War, 1939-1945
Author by : Jean Overton Fuller
Publisher : East-West Publications Fonds
Release : 1988
File : 271 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105081875457


The Indian Law Reports

The Indian Law Reports

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Genre : Law reports, digests, etc
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Release : 1880
File : Pages
ISBN : CORNELL:31924087610964