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The Bushmen of Southern Africa: Slaughter of the Innocent

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Title:The Bushmen of Southern Africa: Slaughter of the Innocent
Price:GBP£12.00 (about USD$15.10)
Book ID:B009-2827
Publisher:Chatto & Windus, London, 2001
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Near Fine Condition
Dust Jacket:Near Fine
Chatto & Windus, 2001, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First Edition

Maroon endpapers. Bushmen were hunting and gathering, painting and mining copper, thousands of years ago. They were the first people of Africa. Deadly shots with their bows and poisoned arrows, they were, in their heyday, Lords of the Desert. They fought extremely bravely for their land and lost. Today, they have been reduced to an underclass - dispossessed, despised and degraded. Just in time - one is tempted to say, miraculously - the Mandela government saved them from extermination in South Africa. Now in Botswana's Central Kalahari Game Reserve, set aside specially for them by the British in 1961, they are making their last stand, refusing to be evicted in order to benefit diamond mining and tourism. Sandy Gall, who is best known for his reporting of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, has taken up the cause of the Bushrnen. His interest in their plight dates back to the 1950s and 1960s when he was working as a foreign correspondent for Reuters; in 1998 he visited the Central Kalahari for the first time. His book celebrates the culture of these unique people, their amazing affinity with and knowledge of the natural world; and their resilience and sense of humour. He has portrayed many fascinating individuals who have been involved, for good or ill, in their tragic history and their present predicament. Here, for the first time, is the full story of the . slaughter of an innocent people. The Bushmen of Southern Africa speaks not only for the Bushmen but for the native indigenous peoples of the world. It faces up to a shameful and bloodstained past and looks at burning current issues such as human rights and the ownership and exploitation of land. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 264 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Gilt titles spine. illustrated by both colour & b/w. photo's. with maps & drawings; black cloth. Includes index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Indigenous Cultures; History; Africa; Bushmen; South Africa; Indigenous Cultures. ISBN: 0701169060. ISBN/EAN: 9780701169060. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2827.
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