N|u is a moribund language of the southern Kalahari, spoken by an ever diminishing group of elderly San people scattered across the region. It is also one of the oldest human languages initially declared extinct in 1974 but was sought out by land claim activists in the mid 1990’s.

I have made a couple of exploratory visits to become acquainted with the communities and their environment as part of my research for a new work due for completion at the end of this year.