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A Walk with a White Bushman Hardcover – 10 Nov 1986
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"I rank Laurens van der Post with the best writers of English - this book confirms my constant admiration and the nobility of his mind" (Raymond Mortimer Sunday Times)
"Bushmen, Africa, the relation of man to animals (beautiful stories about elephants), Japan and Japanese prisoner-of-war camps, the forgiveness of enemies, June, spiritual growth, Churchill, Smuts, Mountbatten... Such a rapid catalogue must omit much of what he talks about, but may give some impression of the book's riches" (The Times)
"A deeply thoughtful, engrossing book about his fascinatingly varied life and unusual ideas... Refreshingly unconventional, inspiring, optimistic, wise and true" (Sunday Express)
"Overflows with ideas and insights gained during a long and eventful life" (Independent)
"No one can write more feelingly of Africa... An experience not to be missed" (Evening Standard) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
A Walk with a White Bushman offers a tempting preamble to many longer explorations. For those who have, it offers the kind of renewed inspiration of which there can never be too much. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product description
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As a result, it is quite heavy reading. If you want ideas that will resonate with your vibrant sense of life and beauty, then here is a book for you. He discusses his childhood in Africa, his years in the Second World War, his thoughts on Jung(psychologist), his life in England, his involvement with the League of Nations.
His use of words is exceptional. For each question he is asked, there follows four or five pages of thoughts. The questions are intelligent, the answers enlightening, always going far beyond the scope of the original question.
This is a great book. Read it. It will sharpen your wits, open your eyes, open your heart. One cannot help but feel life is too short for all there is yet to be done.