When the Kung bushmen of Africa gather around a fire, they like to scare their children with tales of the gauwasi. The gauwasi, in their tradition, are mischievous and deadly imps, who hide in the bush and creep through the savannah.

Sometimes, they come to you in your sleep – convincing you

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