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Song of Be By Lesley Beake,

  • Title: Song of Be
  • Author: Lesley Beake
  • ISBN: 9780140374988
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback
  • Be, a young Bushman woman searching in the desert for the peace she remembers from her childhood, realizes that she and her people must reconcile new personal and political realities with ancient traditions.
    Song of Be Be a young Bushman woman searching in the desert for the peace she remembers from her childhood realizes that she and her people must reconcile new personal and political realities with ancient trad

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    1. Really mixed feelings about this book As I pointed out in my comments while reading, the foreword was weird and made me distrust the author and her intent in writing this book But the actual book and the story was fine for what it was a young adult book about a Ju hoan girl named Be.Let s back up a bit Author Lesley Beake seems to have put a lot of effort into this book During five years she has visited the Ju hoan people and done various research about their culture The result is a story set in [...]

    2. So Before beginning this book I knew I had to keep an open mind because it s a book from 1993, it s a children s book, and I have actually read an ethnography about a woman named Nisa from the Kung so my expectations were really low After reading the introduction, though, the author clarifies that this is a work of fiction and that she has done her research, and I m not claiming to know a vast amount on the hunter gatherer life, but she seems to follow her research and my past reading relatively [...]

    3. For the genre YA it s probably good not my genre It s an inside view af the Bushmen actually the Ju hoan s lives and how their circumstances change by UN resolution in the late 80s in Namibia after a history of forced labour, camps and a constant longing for the life of hunting in their own n ores before.So It s very educational, but it also feels just that.

    4. I had mixed feelings on Song of Be The way the story unfolds through the juxtaposition of Be s present moment waiting for poison to take her and the tale of how she came to that point is very clever and certainly pulls the reader into the story and keeps them going However, I also felt sort of let down when I got to the end that the story was sad but not that horrible and also, in a perverse way, that she ended up not dying, although I did really like Be s character and was glad to have a happy [...]

    5. Just a little surprised that this is considered a book appropriate for young students Although the information is great and it provides a great understanding of the problems in Namibia, some of the details were a bit adult for the younger students.

    6. Wow There s a lot in this little book, and it s engaging as well as educational Coming of age, Bushmen, political turmoil, cultures, family dynamics, human dependence on the environment a worthy read for people of all ages.

    7. This was good in the middle, but the beginning and end eh The narration is mostly a flashback, and it sorts of takes away from the story, but the writing is well done.

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