Return journey into the interior

Times Higher Education
Anthropology review: Return to Nisa

A more appropriate title for Marjorie Shostack’s Return to Nisa might be Return to Marjorie Shostack . The American anthropologist and photographer here returns to Botswana and her earlier, well-known ethnography Nisa: the Life and Words of a !Kung Woman (1981), yet by the end of the book we know little more about Nisa and her changing life in the Kalahari, while we gain a far deeper understanding of Shostack herself.

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