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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He created the moon , And the moon is born , and dies , and comes again ; He
created the stars , And the stars are born , and die , and come again ; He created
man , And man is born , and dies , and does not come again . — Old Dinka Song
The Moslem washing of one hand comes up from the coast by way of the part -
Arab Swahili , once the agents of the trade in slaves and ivory ; so does the mbira
or “ marimba , ” called irimbako by the Hadza , who have no musical instrument ...
ing behind at Sangwe , he comes with us . The others watch Maduru go , and
Magandula would say that in time they , too , will depart , leaving Magawa to the
lions . Nangai and Maduru know of a great rock with red paintings , which in this ...
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