The Heart of the Hunter

Author(s): Laurens Van der Post


The sequel to "The Lost World of the Kalahari" in which Laurens Van der Post records everything he has learned of the life and lore of Africa's first inhabitants. This book journeys into the mind and spirit of the Bushmen, a people outlawed by the advance of the blacks and whites alike.


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"The Bushmen's legends are sheer poetry; their imaginative power is tremendous, their humour and compassion deeply moving." - "Listener"

Laurens van der Post was born in Africa in 1906. Most of his adult life was spent his time divided between Africa and England. His professions of writer and farmer were interrupted by ten years in the army, behind enemy lines in Abyssinia, the Western Desert and the Far East where he was taken prisoner by the Japanese while commanding a small guerrilla unit. He went straight from prison back to active service in Java. He was awarded the CBE for his services in the field.

General Fields

  • : 9780099428749
  • : vinteb
  • : vinteb
  • : January 2002
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 16mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Laurens Van der Post
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 968.004961
  • : 232
  • : illustrations