Kalahari Dreaming

The Romance of the Desert

David Hilton-Barber

For hundreds of years the vast territory of the Kalahari remained a blank on the map. Yet it gripped the imagination of poets, painters, writers, dreamers, adventurers and not a few charlatans. This book is a whimsical anthology of those who were inspired by this desert, those who lived in its bitter confines and those who died in its dry embrace.
Publication date:
February 2016
Publisher :
30 Degrees South Publishers
Language:
English
Illustration :
160 b/w illustrations
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780620595711
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£9.95
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Overview
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• Whimsical anthology of Kalahari-inspired stories

"Kalahari—what a beautiful word. It rolls off the tongue with satisfying ease, seeming to apply distance. A great wilderness of waving grasses, humming with grasshopper song under a hot wind and a sky of vibrant blue.” —Rupert Isaacson, The Healing Land

But at my back I always hear Time's wingèd chariot hurrying near; And yonder all before us lie Deserts of vast eternity.—Andrew Marvell (1621-78)

Oh that the desert were my dwelling place, With only one fair spirit for my minister. That I might forget the human race, And hating no one, love her only.—Lord Byron

For hundreds of years the vast territory of the Kalahari remained a blank on the map. Yet it gripped the imagination of poets, painters, writers, dreamers, adventurers and not a few charlatans. This book is a whimsical anthology of those who were inspired by this desert, those who lived in its bitter confines and those who died in its dry embrace.