!Qamtee |aa =Xanya − The Book of Traditions. Histories, Texts and Illustrations from the !Xoon and ‘N|ohan People of Namibia

  • Language: English
  • 106 pages
  • Illustrations, maps, tables, index
  • ISBN:
  • Print: 978-3-905758-04-7
Gertrud Boden

!Qamtee |aa =Xanya − The Book of Traditions. Histories, Texts and Illustrations from the !Xoon and ‘N|ohan People of Namibia

The !Xoon and ‘N|ohan people of Namibia are one of the former hunting and gathering populations in Southern Africa, who are so well-known to the world under the labels ‘San’ or ‘Bushmen’. They speak two varieties of the Taa language, which belongs to the language family of Southern Khoisan.

This booklet wants to inform about the history of the !Xoon and ‘N|ohan people, their past and present ways of life, and especially aims to provide insights into these peoples’ own views of the changing living conditions which they have faced during the past 100 years. The booklet is also meant to serve the members of the speech community as a tangible record of their memories and experiences.

Gertrud Boden holds a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Cologne in Germany. She has conducted research among different groups of San people in Namibia for about ten years and organized a musem exhibition on San at the Museum of Cultural History in Duisburg.

Introduction

Changing Livelihoods

The Land and the People

Encounters and Relationships

The Law and the People

Wishes for the Future

Appendix

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