THE MAN WHO CURSED THE WIND/ DIE MAN WAT DIE WIND VERVLOEK HET, and other stories from the Karoo/ en ander stories van die Karoo

: de Prada-Samper (J.) comp & ed

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352pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016.

 

Translations by Jaline de Villiers, Philip John, Sanet Lombard, Izak Meyer and Willemien van der Walt.

A selection of tales gathered in Afrikaans from present-day Karoo storytellers, presented here in English. Such tales were first documented among /Xam hunter-gatherers in the 1870s by Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd.

"A real milestone. A terrific achievement." John Parkington, author of "Shorelines, Strandlopers and Shell Middens" and co-author of "First People, ancestors of the San"

"This is a treasure of tales thought long-forgotten, but found to be alive and well among Karoo storytellers." Don Pinnock

"A revelation, with far-reaching implications for the way the literature, culture and history of the region are understood." Michael Anthony Wessels, University of the Western Cape and author of "Bushman Letters"

José Manuel de Prada-Samper is a Spanish folkorist and translator. Currently he is a research associate in the Department of Archaeology, University of Cape Town. He lives in Barcelona.