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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Loiyengalani is composed of a police post and a small Asian duka that serves the
nomad herdsmen and El Molo; often ... The man who said this was an El Molo, or,
more precisely, in their own pronunciation, Llo- molo; the name, he said, ...
At that time, the near-naked Llo-molo were all living on small islands out of fear of
stronger tribes, and especially the Turkana, who made frequent raids against the
Ren- dille of Mt. Kulal. One island village still exists and can be seen from ...
Peter Matthiessen, Eliot Porter. Llo-molo fishermen. Lake Rudolf Llo-molo
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