The tree where man was born
In this classic volume, Matthiessen exquisitely combines both nature and travel writing to bring East Africa to vivid life. He skillfully portrays the daily lives of herdsmen and hunter-gatherers; the drama of the predator kills; the hundreds of exotic animals; the breathtaking landscapes; and the area's turbulent natural, political, and social histories.
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Ma- gandula is a game scout and the prestige of his bunduki, or rifle, entitles him
to two porters, Gimbe and Giga. Magandula is loud and opinionated; Gimbe and
Giga are quiet. Magandula and Gimbe have Isanzu fathers, but Giga, smaller ...
The Bushmen themselves have Negroid attributes that they may not have always
possessed — it is not known what their ancestors looked like. But the yellow-
brown Hadza look not at all like Giga, and most of the tribe are of mixed
At the cave is the game scout Nangai, come on foot from Yaida Chini to fetch
back his young wife Kabaka, daughter of Giga. "Who knows why she ran away?"
Nangai shrugs, smiling shyly at his sullen wife. Giga, holding his ornamented ...
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