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Tales of the Yanomami: Daily Life in the Venezuelan Forest (Canto original series)

 
 
 
 
Tales of the Yanomami: Daily Life in the Venezuelan Forest (Canto original series)
Author: Jacques Lizot
ISBN 13: 9780521406727
ISBN 10: 521406722
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1991-06-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
List Price: $39.99
 
 

The Yanomami Indians, living in the depths of the Venezuelan forest, are one of the most interesting of the world's tribal peoples. Jacques Lizot lived among them for over fifteen years and has written an account which allows them to speak for themselves, in stories told by Yanomami individuals. The tales are revealing in the insights they provide into the Indians' daily experience; their shamanism, magic and sorcery; and conflict and alliance with other villages. The result is a richly evocative and intimate account - illustrated with revealing photographs of the Yanomami's own perceptions of their world - recreating in detail the atmosphere, speech, noises, smells and images of life in the Amazon forest.