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The Healing Land By Rupert Isaacson

The Healing Land
by Rupert Isaacson

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A brilliantly written exploration - part travel writing, part personal quest - of Africa's oldest and most famous population

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The Healing Land: A Kalahari Journey by Rupert Isaacson

A brilliantly written exploration - part travel writing, part personal quest - of Africa's oldest and most famous population

The Bushmen have long been mythologised and are firmly entrenched in the Western mind. But what is it about hunter-gatherers that is so attractive us, and why do we need these myths? Fascinated by this disappearing population, Rupert Isaacson has been venturing into the Kalahari since he was a child and his book is a search for this truth about the Bushmen through Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. Part travel writing, part history of the Bushmen, part personal quest, it will record what he finds there, the landscapes he travels through, the wildlife he hunted and ate, the characters, corruption and confusion of a people who have wrenched themselves out of the Stone Age (it wasn't until 1948 that it became illegal to kill Bushmen) into a cash economy over the past ten years.

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The Healing Land Reviews


* `The story is a familiar one, but it has never been told quite this way, by a narrator so open-hearted, optimistic and vulnerable to enchantment... This is a very sweet book, full of mystery, magic and strange coincidence, and it even has a happy ending, unusual in Africa. Highly recommended.'
Rian Malan

About Rupert Isaacson


Rupert Isaacson was born in 1967. He has written guide books to many African countries and is about to publish a guide to outdoor adventure in Britain. He writes for the Telegraph, the Independent on Sunday and does features for Radio 5.

Additional information

GOR001391346
The Healing Land: A Kalahari Journey by Rupert Isaacson
Rupert Isaacson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2008-07-01
288
0007291795
9780007291793
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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