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Mr. D. W.
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posted 16 June 2005 10:56 AM      Profile for Mr. D. W.   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
In conjunction with the Kitchener’s Tapestry: Celebrations of Diversity. Nharo presents two upcoming events!
Diversity Film: 'The Gods Must Be Crazy' with special guest Royal /ui/o/oo and the short documentary 'Journey to Nyae Nyae' ($10 admission).
June 25th at 7:00 PM at The Gig Cinema (formerly the Hyland) 141 Ontario St.

Royal /ui/o/oo is a Ju/'hoansi San (Bushman) from the same village as N!xau, the star of The Gods Must Be Crazy. Royal, a Member of Parliament in Namibia, will speak about the reality of the life of in the Kalahari from the perspective of a man with one foot firmly rooted in the traditional culture of his forefathers and the other in Namibia's capital city and House of Assembly. Royal and N!xau were good friends and he will recount some of their times together.

Ticket Info: Tickets for this event are $10 and can be purchased at Ten Thousand Villages (80 King St. South in Uptown Waterloo), at the door or by contacting Nharo! by phone at 519 576-4357.

Nharo! and Ten Thousand Villages present an African themed evening at Kitchener’s City Hall as part of the Tapestry Festival.
Fair Trade at Kitchener City Hall an evening of African music, art and food. Thursday, June 23rd - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Free admission

For more information visit

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posted 16 June 2005 06:12 PM      Profile for maestro     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
For those who are interested in the Bushmen of the Kalahari, and can't get to the show, try to find

"The Heart Of The Hunter" by Laurens Van der Post.

He wrote two books of the Bushman based on two different trips to the Kalahari. I can't remember the name of the first, but the above noted is a great book detailing the stories of the Bushman, and the place of those stories in the culture.

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Granola Girl
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posted 16 June 2005 06:26 PM      Profile for Granola Girl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
[anal retentive phrase correction] Ahem. I believe they prefer the term "San" to the term "Bushmen." (Just as the Inuit prefer to be known by their own cultural name rather than the term "Eskimo" which was foisted on them by Europeans.) [/anal retentive phrase correction]

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