The Lost World of the Kalahari
With 'the Great and the Little Memory'
By (author) Laurens Van der Post
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Lost World of the Kalahari by Laurens Van der Post
Book DescriptionLaurens van der Post was fascinated and appalled at the fate of this remarkable people. Ostracised by all the changing face of African cultural life they retreated deep into the Kalahari desert. His fascinating attempt to capture their way of life and the secrets of their ancient heritage provide captivating reading and a unique insight into a forgotten way of life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099428756
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Laurens Van der Post
Yet Being Someone Other, Paperback (June 2002)
Yet Being Someone Other is the most revealing book that Laurens van der Post wrote about his extraordinary and eventful life, and the most far-reaching; it is a distillation of the experiences that have moved him at the deepest level of the imagination and made him the exceptional person and writer he was.
Walk with a White Bushman, Paperback (June 2002)
Explorer, novelist, writer and film-maker, Sir Laurens van der Post was one of the most influential figures of our era. Here, in conversation with Jean-Marc Pottiez, he records his ideas and insights into a wide range of issues and personalities, forged by a lifetime of vast experiences and challenges.
Venture to the Interior, Paperback (June 2002)
Adventure, discovery, and tragedy teem in this account into the sinister, primeval heights of Mount Mlanje and the cloud walled uplands of Myika.
Heart of the Hunter, Paperback (January 2002)» View all books by Laurens Van der Post
The sequel to "The Lost World of the Kalahari" in which Laurens Van der Post records everything he has learned of the life and lore of Africa's first inhabitants. This book journeys into the mind and spirit of the Bushmen, a people outlawed by the advance of the blacks and whites alike.
UK Kirkus Review » The classic account of the Bushman's way of life. From the earliest days of his childhood in South Africa, Laurens van der Post heard tantalizing stories of the Bushmen that had once frequented the region, but who were now gone, murdered or driven away by other races who didn't understand their way of life. Time and again, people lamented their passing but observed that 'they couldn't be tamed'. Many years later, he set out for the Kalahari Desert, intrigued by stories he'd heard of Bushmen still living their ancient way of life. For all the overly poetic and sentimental terms in which he couches his writing, his account of the Bushmen is nonetheless a classic piece of travel writing and a still-powerful glimpse into a way of life close to nature and unaltered for many thousands of years. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Laurens Van der Post
Laurens van der Post was born in Africa in 1906. Most of his adult life was spent his time divided between Africa and England. His professions of writer and farmer were interrupted by ten years in the army, behind enemy lines in Abyssinia, the Western Desert and the Far East where he was taken prisoner by the Japanese while commanding a small guerrilla unit. He went straight from prison back to active service in Java. He was awarded the CBE for his services in the field.
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