The White Bushman
by Peter Stark
224 p. • 2017 • ISBN 978-1-86919-413-0 • 155 x 220 mm • Protea Book House
In this fascinating and entertaining memoir, the legendary White Bushman, Peter Stark, writes about his experiences in the former German South West Africa: first as a farm manager and lion hunter, and later as a nature conservationist. Stark’s fearless personality and phenomenal knowledge of the veld, combined with an intimate knowledge of the San people and their culture make for stories and experiences that most people can only dream of. Whether it’s about lions chasing San trackers, elephants trampling a campsite or the spearing of 32 scorpions with a kebab-skewer – Stark’s stories are bound to awe and entertain.
With Peter Stark’s unique and genial narrative voice, The White Bushman presents an important cultural-historical perspective on the country that became Namibia. The photographs, taken either by Stark himself or his fellow game wardens, contribute greatly to enhancing the images conjured up by these captivating adventures and anecdotes.
Also available in German.