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Story: The |u' ||ke' or Tshaka


The |u' ||ke' or Tshaka


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The |u' ||ke'. or Tshaka, is a small plant and is used as part of the purification ritual, or |koa. It intoxicates and can kill people if handled incorrectly (at the wrong time of day), and is thus feared. The ≠nabbi does not kill people and is given when the people 'seek their hearts'. Both plants seem to be effective at specific times of day.


1) p.9921v: !nanni heard this from his paternal grandfather (Karu), 2) p.9923v: the ≠nabbi is given to people to eat 'when we seek our heart', 3) See also |u' ||ke' in food, 4) This story is found in Book XI & XII-11


!nanni (XI)


25 August 1881 (started)


Plants and animals, Custom and daily life


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