Fleming Puckett – Bobby and Dawid
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I am now a third-year Brasenose D.Phil. student in the Geography Department, and my research topic is the Kalahari Bushmen in South Africa and their struggles to make a living on the lands returned to them by the South African government in 1999. During my fieldwork, I spent four months in South Africa in 2009 and 2010. The photo depicts me interviewing the traditional leader of the Khomani San people, Dawid Kruiper, and in the photo you can also see the shadow of a young Khomani man, Richard Steenkamp, who assisted me in interpreting from Nama and Afrikaans into English.