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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Long live the Congo ! Long live Africa ! 3 the grassy high plateaus of the interior .
Derived from the Caucasoids , it appears , were the “ Azanians ” found along the
coast of “ Zinj ” — tall bearded men , “ red ” in color , a piratical tribe of fishers ...
He was silent for a while , then said abruptly that he expected to die violently , as
his father had , and doubted very much that he would live to see his fortieth year .
Should he maintain his present habits , this romantic prediction will doubtless ...
Only last year , Yaida says , a man in fever was abandoned in the moun - tains : “
We left him his bow , but he could not live ; surely he was eaten by lions . ”
Magandula , scrub - bing his shoes , becomes excited and speaks shrilly : “ To
live in ...
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