Song of Be

By Beake, Lesley

Publishers Summary:
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.

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ISBN
978-0-80502-905-5
Publisher
New York : Holt, 1993.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 1994

Gr 7-Up Be's story tells of change among the San (or Bushmen, as the author says they prefer to be called) of Namibia. Her life emerges in flashbacks as she feels herself dying from a self-inflicted, poisoned-arrow wound. A young woman, probably in her mid teens, she remembers her warm and gentle childhood, broken by a trek with her mother to the Boer farm where her grandfather has worked for decades. The farmer's strangely fragile wife takes to the child and becomes her companion and teacher. When tragedy strikes the farm and Be concl...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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