Elizabeth Thomas

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The Harmless People

The Harmless People by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
ISBN 9780679724469 Vintage / Knopf

In the 1950s Elizabeth Marshall Thomas became one of the first Westerners to live with the Bushmen of the Kalahari desert in Botswana and South-West Africa. Her account of these nomadic hunter-gatherers, whose way of life had remained unchanged for thousands of years, is a ground-breaking work of anthropology, remarkable not only for its scholarship but for its novelistic grasp of character. More about this book >

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