Target of the hunting shepherd boys
Whose head is too swift for the throwing stick, (1)
You dappled fly,
You of the shadow and light
Keeping a sharp watch
For those who watch for you! (2)
O you who like a woman
Are so full of jealousy.
from Oral Poetry from Africa (1984)
compiled by Jack Mapanje and Landeg White,
- the throwing stick: The principal hunting weapon of the Khoi-Khoi, similar to a boomerang.
- The Khoi-Khoi are immensely skilled trackers but the zebra is too smart for them.