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Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Publication of Specimens of Bushman Folklore


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The year 2011 marked the centenary of the publication of Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd’s publication, Specimens of Bushman Folklore, a unique and globally important record of the language and poetry of the now-extinct language of the |xam Bushmen. This edited volume celebrates this anniversary. It is named after ||Kabbo, a prisoner released from the Breakwater Convict Station in the 1870s, who remained in Cape Town far from home and family and sacrificed the freedom of his final years to teach Bleek and Lloyd his language and make his stories known by way of books. The stories in the Bleek and Lloyd archive are now all that remains of the world view of the |xam.

Introduction

Chapter 1: From landscape to literature: Specimens in images

Chapter 2: The life of the Louis Fourie Archive of Khoisan Ethnologica

Chapter 3: Louis Anthing (1829-1902)

Chapter 4: The methodological basis of Wilhelm Bleek’s Reynard the Fox in South Africa (1864): a precursor to the Specimens

Chapter 5: The story of ││Kabbo and Reynard the Fox: notes on cultural and textual history

Chapter 6: The foundation of African studies: Wilhelm Bleek’s African linguistics and the first ethnographers of southern Africa

Chapter 7: Gathering wisdom: reassembling Wilhelm Bleek’s library

Chapter 8: The Bleek and Lloyd collection and rock art research

Chapter 9: Colonial adventurer, loyal follower or problematic afterthought? Revisiting the life and scholarship of Dorothea Bleek

Chapter 10: Lucy Lloyd’s !Xuun notebooks: Towards an edition and linguistic

analysis – Florian Lionnet (Berkeley University)

Chapter 11: Images of loss and abundance: reading paintings and drawings from the !kun children’s material in the Bleek and Lloyd Collection (1879-1881)

Chapter 12: Dreams and stories

Chapter 13: Men and lions: engraved forever on the Brinkkop Hills

Chapter 14:  ‘The pictures of the │Xam people are in their bodies’: presentiments, landscape and rock art in ││Kabbo’s country

Chapter 15: Moths of the game: │Xam Bushman belilefs about hunting and rock paintings of moths

Chapter 16: Binding beliefs: the creolisation process in a ‘Bushman’ raider group in nineteenth-century southern Africa

Chapter 17: Bushman literature of the Drakensberg: the re-emergence of a ‘vanished voice’

Chapter 18:  A century of the Specimens of Bushman Folklore: 100 years of academic neglect

Chapter 19: Omnis traductor traditor: linguistic analyses of │Xam as interpretive tools

Chapter 20: ‘A song sung by the star! Gaunu, and especially by Bushman women’: the blossoming of the uintjieblom

Chapter 21:  ‘People who are different’: Alterity and the /Xam

Chapter 22:  Penetrating shrouds of the night

Chapter 23: Locating │Xam beliefs and practices in a contemporary KhoeSan context

Chapter 24: Biesje Poort rock engravings, Northern Cape, past and present

Chapter 25: ‘The Wolf and the Man’

Chapter 26: ││Kabbo’s legacy: San heritage conservation and language development today

Chapter 27: Some reflections

Chapter 28: The /Xam and the San youth of today

Chapter 29: Archives in heaven: a tribute to the courage of ││Kabbo

Academics and students in the fields of ethnography, anthropology, archaeology, rock art, linguistics, historical studies, literary studies, curatorship.

Chapters by a range of experts from a wide array of disciplines comment on the past and present treatment of Bushmen and attempts to keep their culture alive. They deal with issues of archival research and publication, with the difficulties of understanding oral literature through writing and with the active curation of archives. And they explore the world view of different groups of Bushmen through rock art, the paintings done for Bleek and Lloyd, their poetry and their language

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The year 2011 marked the centenary of the publication of Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd’s publication, Specimens of Bushman Folklore, a unique and globally important record of the language and poetry of the now-extinct language of the |xam Bushmen. This edited volume celebrates this anniversary. It is named after ||Kabbo, a prisoner released from the Breakwater Convict Station in the 1870s, who remained in Cape Town far from home and family and sacrificed the freedom of his final years to teach Bleek and Lloyd his language and make his stories known by way of books. The stories in the Bleek and Lloyd archive are now all that remains of the world view of the |xam.

Introduction

Chapter 1: From landscape to literature: Specimens in images

Chapter 2: The life of the Louis Fourie Archive of Khoisan Ethnologica

Chapter 3: Louis Anthing (1829-1902)

Chapter 4: The methodological basis of Wilhelm Bleek’s Reynard the Fox in South Africa (1864): a precursor to the Specimens

Chapter 5: The story of ││Kabbo and Reynard the Fox: notes on cultural and textual history

Chapter 6: The foundation of African studies: Wilhelm Bleek’s African linguistics and the first ethnographers of southern Africa

Chapter 7: Gathering wisdom: reassembling Wilhelm Bleek’s library

Chapter 8: The Bleek and Lloyd collection and rock art research

Chapter 9: Colonial adventurer, loyal follower or problematic afterthought? Revisiting the life and scholarship of Dorothea Bleek

Chapter 10: Lucy Lloyd’s !Xuun notebooks: Towards an edition and linguistic

analysis – Florian Lionnet (Berkeley University)

Chapter 11: Images of loss and abundance: reading paintings and drawings from the !kun children’s material in the Bleek and Lloyd Collection (1879-1881)

Chapter 12: Dreams and stories

Chapter 13: Men and lions: engraved forever on the Brinkkop Hills

Chapter 14:  ‘The pictures of the │Xam people are in their bodies’: presentiments, landscape and rock art in ││Kabbo’s country

Chapter 15: Moths of the game: │Xam Bushman belilefs about hunting and rock paintings of moths

Chapter 16: Binding beliefs: the creolisation process in a ‘Bushman’ raider group in nineteenth-century southern Africa

Chapter 17: Bushman literature of the Drakensberg: the re-emergence of a ‘vanished voice’

Chapter 18:  A century of the Specimens of Bushman Folklore: 100 years of academic neglect

Chapter 19: Omnis traductor traditor: linguistic analyses of │Xam as interpretive tools

Chapter 20: ‘A song sung by the star! Gaunu, and especially by Bushman women’: the blossoming of the uintjieblom

Chapter 21:  ‘People who are different’: Alterity and the /Xam

Chapter 22:  Penetrating shrouds of the night

Chapter 23: Locating │Xam beliefs and practices in a contemporary KhoeSan context

Chapter 24: Biesje Poort rock engravings, Northern Cape, past and present

Chapter 25: ‘The Wolf and the Man’

Chapter 26: ││Kabbo’s legacy: San heritage conservation and language development today

Chapter 27: Some reflections

Chapter 28: The /Xam and the San youth of today

Chapter 29: Archives in heaven: a tribute to the courage of ││Kabbo

Academics and students in the fields of ethnography, anthropology, archaeology, rock art, linguistics, historical studies, literary studies, curatorship.

Chapters by a range of experts from a wide array of disciplines comment on the past and present treatment of Bushmen and attempts to keep their culture alive. They deal with issues of archival research and publication, with the difficulties of understanding oral literature through writing and with the active curation of archives. And they explore the world view of different groups of Bushmen through rock art, the paintings done for Bleek and Lloyd, their poetry and their language

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