Bleek & Lloyd
Specimens of Bushman Folklore
560 pages, ISBN 3-85630-603-X / 978-3-85630-603-8
This new edition of the long-out-of print classic collection of Bushman tales provides a fascinating look into the life of these little-known people. As Megan Biesele writes in her Foreword: "The fact that a family of trained linguists and their associates sat down between 1870 and 1884 with a group of /Xam people who had been temporarily sprung free of imprisonment in Cape Town’s Breakwater Prison has immense potential consequences. San people today, like indigenous peoples all over the world, are quietly organizing educational futures for themselves which will make fine use of this record of the intellectual history of their culture".
This edition reproduces the English text of the 1911 edition and is richly illustrated with photographs.
Also see the shortened collection of The Girl Who Made Stars and Other Bushman Stories