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By Doris Lessing

A hugely own tale of the eminent British author returning to her African roots that's "brilliant . . . [and] captures the contradictions of a tender country."--New York occasions booklet Review

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Their mode of life is sedentary whenever the environ­ ment allows them to practise agriculture. In religion they are Shamanists. T h e T u r k s o f N o r t h - W e s t e r n M o n g o lia and E a s t e r n T u r k e s t a n . W h ile the Altaians or Chern ‘ T a t a r s ’ o ccu p y the N orthern Altai, there lives in the Southern, so-called L ittle A ltai, along the Black Irtish, in Jungaria and in Eastern T u rkestan , another T u rkic tribe, a rival o f the A ltaians as representative of the pure T u ran ian type.

The tamga may be regarded as the symbol of a sub­ clan (tayfa among the Kaizak, kyrk among the Kirghis), a group of families affiliated by blood, because it is such groups which usually live together, and whose live stock, whether reindeer, horses, or dromedaries, are marked by this symbol. T he tamga appears also on their various belongings, as well as on the graves of deceased members of the clan. The antiquity of these symbols can be judged from the fact that they are to be seen on the old Nestorian monuments, and on the monument to Khan Kul-Tegin in the valley of the Orkhon, on which the inscriptions are in old Turkic characters, dating from 732 a .

IN H I S T O R Y A N D A T P R E S E N T D A Y 53 by their neighbours. It must be remembered that while the reindeer is not known to the Turks of TianShan and the upper Yenisei, the latter people have several other species of deer, especially the elk (Cervus alces) and the maral (Cervus elephas). The domesticated deer is rare. Forming a wedge between the Tungusic and the Palaeo-Siberian tribes, the Yakut impose their language, together with many of their customs, on both these groups, as well as on the Russian settlers.

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