The hunger for meaning: the Great Hunger

A group of San tribesmen (bushmen) confer.

The African San people are the oldest inhabitants of Southern Africa, where they have lived for at least 20,000 years. The term San is commonly used to refer to a diverse group of hunter-gatherers who share historical and linguistic connections.

When European settlers arrived in the mid 17th century, the whole country was inhabited by three different groups — the hunter-gatherers (San), the…