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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Godfrey Lienhardt , “ The Shilluk of the Upper Nile , ” in African Worlds , ed . by
Daryll Forde , Oxford , 1954 . 4 . Trask , op . cit . 5 . Mary Douglas ... Sonia Cole ,
The Prehistory of East Africa , Macmillan , 1965 . 12 . R . Oliver and G . Matthew ...
Joseph H . Greenberg , The Languages of Africa , 4 . University of Indiana Press ,
1963 . 5 . Karl Peters , quoted in Fosbrooke , op . cit . 6 . G . W . B . Huntingford , “
The Peopling of East Africa by Its Modern Inhabitants , ” from History of East ...
Witchcraft and Sorcery in East Africa . Praeger , 1963 . Murdock , G . P . Africa : Its
Peoples ... A Short History of Africa . Penguin , 1962 . Oliver , R . , and G .
Matthew . History of East Africa , vol . 1 , Oxford , 1963 . Parrinder , Geoffrey .
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