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by J. D. Lewis-Williams

eBook Stories that Float from Afar: Ancestral Folklore of the San of South Africa (Texas A&M University Anthropology Series) epub
  • ISBN: 1585441120
  • Author: J. D. Lewis-Williams
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Africa
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press (November 1, 2000)
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • ePUB size: 1657 kb
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Lewis-Williams, J. David. Cape Town : David Philip ; College Station, Tex. : Texas A&M University Press.

Lewis-Williams, J. Sociology, Social Studies, Sociology, Folklore, Social Science, Southern Africa, Africa - General, Folklore & Mythology - Folklore, Anthropology - Cultural, Folklore & Mythology, San (African people), Tales. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

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David Lewis-Williams They fill in one of the tragic blanks in South Africa's history.

David Lewis-Williams. In this collection of folk stories that float to us from afar, the voices of long-dead 'Bushmen', or San people, of Southern Africa speak to us about their lives and beliefs. We are given glimpses into their thought-world. We listen to them recounting their poignant myths and beliefs. We hear them speak of their tormented lives as the early colonists expanded into the semi-arid interior. They fill in one of the tragic blanks in South Africa's history. Suddenly a people who have spoken only through others' voices now speak out and come alive.

In this unique and enthralling collection of folk stories that float to us from afar, the voices of long-dead ‘Bushmen’, or San people, of southern Africa speak of their poignant myths and beliefs. We hear them speak of their tormented lives as the early colonist expanded into the semi-arid interior.

In southern Africa it is believed that ancestral Bushmen were responsible for all . Lewis-Williams 2000: 1–2), is indeed great Methods The study involved interviewing selected knowledgeable Afar.

In southern Africa it is believed that ancestral Bushmen were responsible for all rock art except some finger paintings and a very few engravings" (Coulson & Campbell 2001: 80; also P. Mitchell 2002: chapter 8). The rock art of the 'San', an exonym I use with respect and caution (cf. Lewis-Williams 2000: 1–2), is indeed great  .

by J. D. Lewis-Williams. Series: Texas A & M University Anthropology Series (5). Members.

Stories That Float from Afar: Ancestral Folklore of the San of Southern Africa, David Philip, Cape Town. Lewis-Williams, J. (2001). Southern African shamanistic rock art in its social and cognitive contexts. In Price, N. S. (e., The Archaeology of Shamanism, Routledge, London, pp. 17–39. (2002). The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art, Thames and Hudson, London. (2003).

Ancestral Folklore of the San of Southern Africa (Texas a&M University Anthropology, 5). by J. Published February 2001 by Texas A&M University Press.

Lewis-Williams, D. (2000) Stories that Float from Afar: ancestral folklore of the San of Southern Africa. College Station TX: Texas A&M University Press. Lewis-Williams, D. (2002) A Cosmos in Stone: interpreting religion and society through rock art. Walnut Creek CA: Altamira Press. Johannesburg: Southern Book Publishers. Lloyd, L. C. (1880) ‘Bushman folklore’, Folklore Journal II:III: 39–43

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Stories That Float from Afar: Ancestral Folklore of the San of Southern Africa more. by David Lewis-Williams. Abstract David Lewis-Williams is well-known in rock-art circles as the author of a series of articles drawing on ethnographic material and shamanism (notably connected with the San rock art of southern Africa) to gain new insights into the Palaeolithic cave art of western. Publication Date: 2003.

In this unique and enthralling collection of folk stories that float to us from afar, the voices of long-dead ‘Bushmen’, or San people, of southern Africa speak of their poignant myths and beliefs. We hear them speak of their tormented lives as the early colonist expanded into the semi-arid interior.All these stories have lain hidden since they were first collected more than a hundred years ago by a remarkable family in Cape Town who devoted their lives to recording the life-ways of the Xam San before their disappearance. Today there is a need for us to listen to these voices from the past. They fill in one of the tragic blanks in South Africa’s history. Suddenly a people who have spoken only through other’s voices, now speak out and come alive on the pages of this book.
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