Heaven's things

A story of /Xam


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  • Format: Soft Cover
  • ISBN: 9781919713410
  • Extent: 56
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  • Category: UCT Press, African History and Politics

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In Heaven's Things, Pippa Skotnes uses photographs and texts from the 19th century, as well as her own watercolours, to tell the story of Lucy Lloyd and Wilhelm Bleek and the /Xam language that they captured. These pioneering linguists worked with the Bushmen /Han=kass'o, //Kabbo and Dia!kwain to note down and preserve their dying language. Heaven's Things provides a glimpse into the world of the Bushmen, their culture and their cosmology.

This text brings together photographs and texts from the 19th century and reveals through words and images the poetry of the dying language of the /Xam and the ideas that it articulated.

Academics and students of African studies, anthropology, cultural studies and visual history, as well as the interested lay reader.

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In Heaven's Things, Pippa Skotnes uses photographs and texts from the 19th century, as well as her own watercolours, to tell the story of Lucy Lloyd and Wilhelm Bleek and the /Xam language that they captured. These pioneering linguists worked with the Bushmen /Han=kass'o, //Kabbo and Dia!kwain to note down and preserve their dying language. Heaven's Things provides a glimpse into the world of the Bushmen, their culture and their cosmology.

This text brings together photographs and texts from the 19th century and reveals through words and images the poetry of the dying language of the /Xam and the ideas that it articulated.

Academics and students of African studies, anthropology, cultural studies and visual history, as well as the interested lay reader.

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