FEATURING - A brief account of Bushman folklore and other texts by W.H.I. Bleek and L. Lloyd

Posted on July 20, 2020

The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:

A brief account of Bushman folklore and other texts by W.H.I. Bleek and L. Lloyd.

Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel Bleek (1827 – 1875) was a German comparative linguist known for his pioneer studies of South African languages. Bleek and his sister-in-law, Lucy Lloyd, conducted a lot of research on the San people, recording their language and folklore, as well as the personal history of the individuals they interviewed. This publication is a brief account of the San literature collected including, mythology, fables, legends, poetry and history.


UPSpace Access: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/12485

This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Africana (ZA) Collection.

The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.

- Author Nikki Haw

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