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By Rupert Isaacson

Cited on tales and myths of the Kalahari Bushmen, Rupert Isaacson trips to the gigantic, dry grassland that stretches throughout South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia to find the reality at the back of those youth stories. Deep within the Kalahari, Isaacson meets the final teams of Bushmen nonetheless residing the conventional approach, stuck among their historic tradition and the transforming into have to guard their dwindling looking grounds. he's slowly drawn right into a attention-grabbing internet of formality and prophecy -- shamans become lions, leopards spring from the panorama as if via magic, and at trance-inducing dances he witnesses excellent healings. however the heart-wrenching social difficulties of a dispossessed individuals are uncovered in addition, and what follows is an experience of an depth he can have by no means anticipated.

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