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Specimens of Bushman Folklore (Forgotten Books) [Paperback]

L. C. Lloyd, W. H. I. Bleek
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5 Dec 2007
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"Specimens of Bushman Folklore is a book by the linguist Wilhelm H. I. Bleek and Lucy C. Lloyd published in 1911.

The book records eighty-seven Bushman legends, myths and other traditional stories. The stories were collected through interviews with five Bushmen, named |A!kungta, ||Kabbo, Dia!kwain, !Kweiten ta ||ken and |Hang?kasso (the punctuation and other marks represent various clicks), which were later translated by Dr. Bleek. It also includes sketches of rock art attributed to the Bushmen people.

Specimens of Bushman Folklore has been considered the cornerstone of study of the Bushmen and their religious beliefs." (Quote from wikipedia.org)

Table of Contents:

Publisher’s Preface; Preface.; Introduction.; The Mantis Assumes The Form Of A Hartebeest.; !gaunu-tsaxau (the Son Of The Mantis), The Baboons, And The Mantis.; The Story Of The Leopard Tortoise.; The Children Are Sent To Throw The Sleeping Sun Into The Sky.; The Origin Of Death; Preceded By A Prayer Addressed To The Young Moon.; The Moon Is Not To Be Looked At When Game Has Been Shot.; The Girl Of The Early Race, Who Made Stars.; The Great Star, !gaunu, Which, Singing, Named The Stars.; What The Stars Say, And A Prayer To A Star.; !ko-g!nuing-tara, Wife Of The Dawn's-heart Star, Jupiter.; The Son Of The Wind.; The Wind.; #kaga'ra And !haunu, Who Fought Each Other With Lightning.; The Hyena's Revenge.; The Hyena's Revenge.; The Lion Jealous Of The Voice Of The Ostrich.; The Resurrection Of The Ostrich.; The Vultures, Their Elder Sister, And Her Husband.; Ddi-xerreten, The Lioness, And The Children.; The Mason Wasp And His Wife.; The Young Man Of The Ancient Race, Who Was Carried Off By A Lion; When Asleep In The Field.; A Woman Of The Early Race And The Rain Bull.; The Girl's Story; The Frogs' Story.; The Man Who Ordered His Wife To Cut Off His Ears.; The #nerru And Her Husband.; The #nerru, As A Bird; The Death Of The Lizard.; The Cat's Song.; The Song Of The Caama Fox.; The Songs Of The Blue Crane.; The Old Woman's Song.; A Song Sung By The Star !gaunu, And Especially By Bushman Women.; Sirius And Canopus.; The Song Of The Bustard.; The Song Of The Springbok Mothers.; ||kabbo's Song On The Loss Of His Tobacco Pouch.; The Broken String.; The Song Of !nu!numma-!kwiten.; The Leopard And The Jackal.; Doings Of The Springbok.; Habits Of The Bat And The Porcupine.; The Saxicola Castor And The Wild Cat.; The Baboons And ||xabbiten||xabbiten.; A Lion's Story.; The Man Who Found A Lion In A Cave.; Certain Hunting Observances, Called !nanna-sse.; !nanna-sse Second Part.; Treatment Of Bones By The Narrator's Grandfather, Tsatsi.; How The Father-in-law Of The Narrator Treated Bones.; Tactics In Springbok Hunting.; ||kabbo's Capture And Journey To Cape Town. First Account.; ||kabbo's Capture And Journey To Cape Town. Second Account.; ||kabbo's Journey In The Railway Train.; ||kabbo's Intended Return Home.; How |hang#kass'o's Pet Leveret Was Killed.; The Thunderstorm.; Cutting Off The Top Of The Little Finger, And Piercing Ears And Nose.; Cutting Off The Top Of The Little Finger.; Bushman Presentiments; Doings And Prayers When Canopus And Sirius Come Out.; The Making Of Clay Pots.; The Bushman Soup Spoon. ; The Shaped Rib Bone.; The Bushman Drum And Dancing Rattles.; How The Dancing Rattles Are Prepared.; The Use Of The !going!going, Followed By An Account Of A Bushman Dance.; Preparation Of The Feather Brushes Used In Springbok Hunting.; The Marking Of Arrows.; The Adhesive Substance Used By The Bushmen In Marking Arrows.; Mode Of Getting Rid Of The Evil Influence Of Bad Dreams.; Concerning Two Apparitions.; The Jackal's Heart Not To Be Eaten.; ||hara And Tto.; How Tto Is Obtained.; Signs Made By Bushmen In Order To Show In Which Direction They Have Gone.; A Bushman, Becoming Faint From The Sun's Heat Wh

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  • Paperback: 277 pages
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books (5 Dec 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605060062
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605060064
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 13.2 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 748,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel Bleek (March 8, 1827 - August 17, 1875) was a German linguist. His work included A Comparative Grammar of South African Languages and his great project jointly executed with Lucy Lloyd: The Bleek and Lloyd Archive of |xam and !kun texts." (Quote from wikipedia.org)

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Arrived on cue, well packed. Well I have this in my pile to read, am currently working through some of Laurens Van Der Posts books, I need to finish these before reading the above!
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Hard to follow and not as comprehensive as I would have liked and does not contain much information about the back grounds for the translations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars interesting stories 5 Jun 2013
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The real part of any training is hearing the stories. That's where all the things you learned in training come together. It's the same way with a culture. You don't know a culture till you know the stories. This has Bushmen, really !Kung stories. They have a different world view than we do. Reading stories like this is mind-expanding.
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