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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After dark there was a light failure for cated speak of an Asian practice of sending
their two hours , most of which I passed contented in a money out of the country .
Those who have lost huge white colonial tub , watching weird flickers their jobs ...
The Maasai speak of the benevolent Black God who brings rain , and the
malevolent Red God who begrudges it , the Black God living in dark
thunderheads and the Red in the merciless dry - season sun ; Black God and
Red are different ...
At dark , the yard filled with drunken people , come to invite the white man to a
party . In rural villages of East Africa , pombe - drinking consumes half the people
' s time and money , and the less sophisticated they are , the more hopeless they
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