Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

In this moving sequel to The Lost World of the Kalahari van der Post records everything he has learned of the life and lore of Africa's first inhabitants. The Heart of the Hunter is a journey into the mind and spirit of the Bushmen, a people outlawed by the advance of blacks and whites alike.

Buy The Heart of the Hunter book by Laurens Van der Post from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780099428749
ISBN-10: 0099428741
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Heart of the Hunter book by Laurens Van der Post and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Laurens Van der Post

Laurens van der Post was born in Africa in 1906, the thirteenth of fifteen children in a family of Dutch and French Huguenot origins. 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 of soldiering in the British Army, serving with distinction in the Western Desert, Abyssinia, Burma and the Far East. Taken prisoner by the Japanese, he was held in captivity for three years before returning to active service as a member of Lord Mountbatten's staff in Indonesia and, later, as Military Attache to the British Minister in Java. After 1949 he undertook several official missions exploring little-known parts of Africa, and his journey in search of the Bushmen in 1957 formed the basis of his famous documentary film and The Lost World of the Kalahari. Other television films include All Africa Within Us and The Story of Carl Gustav Jung, whom he met after the war and grew to know as a personal friend. In 1934 he wrote In a Province, the first book by a South African to expose the horrors of racism. Other books include Venture to the Interior (1952), The Heart of the Hunter (1961), and A Walk with a White Bushman (1986). The Seed and the Sower was made into a film under the title Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence, and, more recently, A Story Like the Wind and A Far-Off Place were combined and made into the film A Far-Off Place. Sir Laurens van der Post was awarded the CBE in 1947 and received his knighthood in 1981. He died in 1996.

Books By Author Laurens Van der Post

Venture to the Interior by Laurens Van der Post

Venture to the Interior

Paperback, June 2002
$18.77
Walk with a White Bushman by Laurens Van der Post

A Walk with a White Bushman

Paperback, June 2002
$22.49
Yet Being Someone Other by Laurens Van der Post

Yet Being Someone Other

Paperback, June 2002
$25.19
Jung and the Story of Our Time by Laurens Van der Post

Jung and the Story of Our Time

Paperback, June 2002
$18.77