The first Bushman's path : stories, songs and testimonies of the /Xam of the northern Cape /

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Author / Creator:James, Alan.
Imprint:Pietermaritzburg [South Africa] : University of Natal Press, 2001.
Description:269 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Subject:San (African people) -- Folklore.
Folklore -- South Africa.
Tales -- South Africa.
Oral tradition -- South Africa.
Oral tradition.
San (African people)
South Africa.
Format: Print Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-269).
Table of Contents:
  • The armpit of the sun
  • The dawning of the first day
  • The sun cuts at the moon
  • The backbone of the moon
  • The foolishness of the little hare
  • The dawn's stars that !Gaunu named //Xwhai
  • /Kaggen names three places of water
  • The things of /Kaggen speak
  • In which /Kwammang-a is questioned
  • The animals become animals
  • !Komm-ta-hi makes the game animals wild
  • Baboons once sang the [actual symbol not reproducible]gebbi-gu
  • Natta who sang
  • Krieboom berries
  • A song sung especially by /Xam women
  • //Kabbo sings the animals
  • The lion eats all things
  • Hyenas fear the fire
  • We do not talk to baboons
  • Springbok ewes in autumn
  • Locusts must wait for the locust sorcerers to let them out
  • Beating the ground and begging for game
  • Girls must say /kho
  • Sho/oa makes the game run foolishly
  • /Kaggen's hares
  • To respect the game
  • Not to look at the moon when we have shot an animal
  • Calling to a wounded springbok
  • A good moon does not lie hollow
  • We should eat the old thing first
  • Ostrich eggs among the !nabba thorn bushes
  • Children should learn to find food
  • The story of the wounded hunter
  • The !khau lizard who brought home his own flesh as food
  • The death of the !khau lizard
  • The story of [actual symbol not reproducible]Nuturu
  • The scent of fresh sho/oa
  • A sorcerer watches as he sleeps
  • When a sorcerer has got into a man
  • A sorcerer should be paid
  • The blood of a !gi:xa
  • A jackal who is a !gi:xa
  • When the waterbag tears
  • The crow and the owl
  • Lion stories that Tsatsi told /Han[actual symbol not reproducible]kasso
  • The lion walks about when the wind blows strongly
  • /Xarran-/xarran who raised the wind when she cried
  • Smoke's Man saw the wind
  • When the rain clouds turn back
  • //Kabbo and /Han[actual symbol not reproducible]kasso speak of drought
  • /Kannu who possessed rain
  • The cutting of the rain-bull
  • Dead men who ride the rain
  • In the rainy season
  • The rain sorcerers' complaint
  • Girls who become maidens
  • Flowers that grow in the water
  • He is a man, he is a tree
  • Giving bags, getting //hara
  • The withered-leaf insect
  • The /Xam women's admiration for horses
  • Oh old woman
  • Doortje and her mistress Trina de Klerk
  • The sending of the !kagen crow
  • The star and the hammerkop
  • The springbok knows of our dying
  • Things which are flesh
  • The First Bushman's path
  • //Kabbo tells the genealogy of !Khi-ttu
  • !Kommanan-!a sings two songs
  • Guiman's speech
  • Rachel's message.