In many parts of Africa today, there are lovely
modern cities. But there are also many villages, where villagers
still live as they did five hundred years ago.
still live as part of immense “families” that collectively own the
land. They are a living record of the way things were.
In many villages, the community
as a whole raises the children.
are built alike and they are built from the materials around them.
Even today, homes in a village might be built of thick mud walls
decorated with designs. They are smart homes for the area in which
they are built. Thick mud cools the home in blazing summer heat. Homes
on stilts protect homes from flooding. As in olden times, tribesmen
keep a close eye on nature.
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San People of the Kalahari Desert