The Bushman Winter Has Come

The true story of the last band of /Gwikwe Bushmen on the Great Sand Face

Paul John Myburgh

An account of the years that Paul John Myburgh spent with a group of Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert, and the lessons he learned from them.
Date Published :
November 2017
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
Illustration :
32 pages
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780143530664
Pages : 272
Dimensions : 6 X 9 inches
Stock Status : In stock


This is a true story of exodus, the inevitable journey of the last of the First People, as they leave the Great Sand Face and head for the modern world and cultural oblivion. Paul John Myburgh spent seven years with the ‘People of the Great Sand Face’, and three of those with a group of Gwikwe Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert. They were years of physical and spiritual immersion into a way of life of which only an echo remains in living memory. But all does not end there. In The Bushman Winter Has Come, the author imagines a continuing journey towards a place where we may, once again, know who we are in the context of our life on this earth … towards a time when we may answer the Gwikwe’s morning greeting, Tsamkwa/tge? (Are your eyes nicely open?) with a confident Yes.

About The Author

Paul John Myburgh, anthropologist and multiple award-winning documentary filmmaker, has had a lifelong commitment to Africa that transcends the boundaries of politics and ideology. Apart from many years shared with the Bushmen, he has spent the last sixteen years working on the story of the excavation of the Little Foot fossil ape-man skeleton in the Cradle of Humankind.

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