"The Language of the Land"
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In "The Language of the Land: Living Among the Hadzabe in Africa", James Stephenson tells a compelling story of one year of his life spent with the Hadzabe people in East Africa in 1997. This paper provides a review of the book and explains why it should not be dismissed as another 'travel' book.
From the Paper:"Stephenson was able to forget the "normal" fears of the 21st century and abandon the comforts and safety of his own time. The idea of a "future" was only a concept. He was no longer concerned about AIDS and sought multiple women for sexual pleasure. He went on drinking binges with his companions. He slept on the ground, endured mudslides, stinging insects, parasites, drank bad water, and ate baby starlings for breakfast. But he also admits to the danger of becoming a free, primal man as he writes, "The mental discipline that makes one restrain his/her action in the present...was no longer functioning properly...""
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