Taken captive by birds

Taken captive by birds

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Taken Captive By Birds is a collection of Marguerite Poland's 'discovery' of birds as a child and the role they have played in her and her family's life. Interwoven with the personal story are the myths, traditions and meanings behind birds and their names within Zulu and Xhosa culture. The book is divided into 18 chapters, each of which loosely deals with one particular bird or, sometimes, a grouping of birds.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 143 pages
  • 218 x 254 x 28mm | 919.99g
  • The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • Parklands, South Africa
  • English
  • 0143530445
  • 9780143530442
  • 1,259,447

About Marguerite Poland

Marguerite Poland is one of South Africa's literary luminaries. Her adult fiction includes Shades, Iron Love, and Recessional for Grace, and she is also a much loved children's author - The Mantis and the Moon having been reissued countless times over many years. In 2003 Marguerite collaborated with artist Leigh Voight and Professor David-Hammond-Tooke to compile the highly acclaimed The Abundant Herds.
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