San of Southern Africa

Below are resources related to the “San of Southern Africa” chapter of Native Nations: The Survival of Indigenous Peoples, 3rd Edition, edited by Sharlotte Neely and Douglas W. Hume.

Agencies & Organizations
Discussion Questions
      • The San have been involved, often successfully, in long and expensive court cases to assert their land and other rights. What other strategies have the San used to promote their rights, and how successful have these strategies been?
Documentary Films
Further Reading
      • Biesele, Megan and Robert K. Hitchcock. 2013. The Ju/’hoan San of Nyae Nyae. Berghahn.
      • Lee, Richard B. 2012.  The Dobe Ju/’hoansi.  Cengage.
      • Sapignoli, Maria. 2019. Hunting Justice: Displacement, Law, and Activism in the Kalahari. Cambridge University Press. 


Contemporary San People

Bushmen in Deception Valley, Botswana demonstrating how to start a fire by rubbing sticks together
Bushmen in Deception Valley, Botswana demonstrating how to start a fire by rubbing sticks together (Isewell [CC BY-SA])

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