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KALAHARI RAINSONG (article first published : 2004-07-10)

Adams Campus Bookshop recently launched Kalahari RainSong by Elana Bregin and Belinda Kruiper published by the University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.

“I, Belinda Kruiper, have a story to tell,” says the introduction. “It's the story of my love for a man called Vetkat Regopstaan Kruiper; for his people, the # Khomani Bushmen, who opened their hearts to me and made me one of them. And for the land that they belong to - the great, red, beautiful Kalahari that can be both heaven and hell.”

This moving and unusual story brings together the voices of two South African women, different in background, connected in spirit. Weaving together a range of narrative styles and strands - mythic, political and anecdotal - Kalahari RainSong reflects the complex reality of the # Khomani Bushman community that Belinda is a part of.

It includes powerful photographic portraits of Bushman life as well as unique pieces of art by acclaimed Bushman artist Vetkat Kruiper. Through the telling of her own personal journey, Belinda powerfully evokes the Bushmen's continuing struggles for survival, land and identity in South Africa today.

Priced at R145, Kalahari RainSong is printed on high quality gloss paper to enhance the artworks and photographs.




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