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Children of the Forest

Children of the Forest Author Kevin Duffy
ISBN-10 9781478608585
Release 1995-12-06
Pages 180
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This intimate study portrays the hunter-gatherer Mbuti pygmies of Zaire. Kevin Duffy describes how these forest nomads, who are as adapted to the forest as its wildlife, gratefully acknowledge their beloved home as the source of everything they need: food, clothing, shelter, and affection. Looking on the forest in deified terms, they sing and pray to it and call themselves its children. With his patience and knowledge of their ways, Duffy was accepted by these, the worlds smallest people, and invited to participate in the cycle of their lives from birth to death.

The Forest People

The Forest People Author Colin Turnbull
ISBN-10 9781473524170
Release 2015-10-01
Pages 288
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The Forest People is an astonishingly intimate and life-enhancing account of a hunter-gatherer tribe living in harmony with nature -- and an all-time classic of anthropology. For three years, Colin Turnbull lived with an isolated group of Pygmies deep in the forest of the African Congo, experiencing their daily life first-hand. He attended their hunting parties and initiation ceremonies, witnessed their music and their rituals, observed their quarrels and love affairs. He documented them as an anthropologist but was accepted among them as a friend. A ground-breaking work in its time, The Forest People made him one of the most famous intellectuals of the 1960s and 1970s. It remains a transporting account of an earthly paradise and of a legendary and fascinating people. With a new foreword by Horatio Clare.

The Forest People without a Forest

The Forest People without a Forest Author Glory M. Lueong
ISBN-10 9781785333811
Release 2016-12-30
Pages 218
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Development interventions often generate contradictions around questions of who benefits from development and which communities are targeted for intervention. This book examines how the Baka, who live in Eastern Cameroon, assert forms of belonging in order to participate in development interventions, and how community life is shaped and reshaped through these interventions. Often referred to as 'forest people', the Baka have witnessed many recent development interventions that include competing and contradictory policies such as 'civilize', assimilate and integrate the Baka into 'full citizenship', conserve the forest and wildlife resources, and preserve indigenous cultures at the verge of extinction.

Encyclopedia of Anthropology

Encyclopedia of Anthropology Author H. James Birx
ISBN-10 9780761930297
Release 2005-12-08
Pages 3128
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This five-volume Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a unique collection of over 1,000 entries that focuses on topics in physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. The contributions are authored by over 250 internationally renowned experts, professors, and scholars from some of the most distinguished museums, universities, and institutes in the world. Special attention is given to human evolution, primate behavior, genetics, ancient civilizations, sociocultural theories, and the value of human language for symbolic communication.

Civilizations of Africa

Civilizations of Africa Author Charles River Charles River Editors
ISBN-10 1986129837
Release 2018-03-02
Pages 62
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*Explains the origins, history, religion, and social structure of the Mbuti *Includes ancient descriptions of pygmies and theories about their evolution. *Includes a Bibliography for further reading. "[T]heir eyes had an untameable wildness about them that struck me as very remarkable." - French-American explorer Paul du Chaillu, 1867 The indigenous Africans known as pygmies have interested outsiders for thousands of years. In the 2200s B.C., the Egyptian Pharaoh Pepi II referred to one as a "dancing dwarf of the god from the land of spirits," and the Ancient Greeks were also familiar with them. Homer makes mention of pygmies in The Iliad, and Herodotus recounted the experiences of a Persian explorer who encountered "dwarfish people, who used clothing made from the palm tree" on the western coast of Africa. In fact, the term pygmy comes from the Greek word for "dwarfish." Not surprisingly, foreigners' interest in pygmies has never waned. When medieval Europeans first traveled to Africa and parts of Asia, many of them were stunned when they encountered people who were considerably smaller than the average height. Perhaps the most famous account comes from the legendary Marco Polo, who was so confused about the people known as pygmies that he refused to believe they were actually human. In his famous account, Marco Polo wrote about seeing some of them in Indonesia, "I may tell you moreover that when people bring home pygmies which they allege to come from India, 'tis all a lie and a cheat...for nowhere in India nor anywhere else in the world were there ever men seen so small as these pretended pygmies." Marco Polo believed that the pygmies were actually monkeys that people manipulated and shaved to resemble smaller people. Today, of course, anthropologists know a lot more about the pygmies, a collective of indigenous groups in Africa who are still defined by the fact that they have an average height of less than 5 feet tall. But while their short height and their apparent evolutionary differences make for a source of fascination in modern times, their very visible physical differences made it that much easier for foreigners to justify military conquest. Scholars believe that prior to European invasion, the pygmies occupied a significant swath of land across and numbered in the hundreds of thousands. Ultimately, however, external forces have resulted in the groups dwindling in numbers and being dispossessed of much of their traditional homelands. In the 21st century, the Mbuti, one of the prominent groups of pygmy peoples, and who once numbered about 150,000, now number about 40,000 and are centralized primarily in the Ituri Forest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), a tropical rainforest covering less than 25,000 square miles. Civilizations of Africa: The History and Culture of the Mbuti (Pygmy) comprehensively covers the history and culture of the people, from their origins to the present time. Along with pictures and a bibliography, you will learn about the Mbuti like you never have before, in no time at all.

African Market Women

African Market Women Author Gracia Clark
ISBN-10 9780253221544
Release 2010
Pages 265
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In these lively life stories, women market traders from Ghana comment on changing social and economic times and on reasons for their prosperity or decline in fortunes. Gracia Clark shows that market women are intimately connected with economic policy on a global scale. Many work at the intersection of sophisticated networks of transnational commerce and migration. They have dramatic memories of independence and the growth of their new nation, including political rivalries, price controls, and violent raids on the market. The experiences of these women give substance to their reflections on globalization, capital accumulation, colonialism, technological change, environmental degradation, teenage pregnancy, marriage, children, changing gender roles, and spirituality. Clark's commentary illuminates the complex historical and cultural setting of these deeply revealing lives.

Mountain People

Mountain People Author Colin Turnbull
ISBN-10 9780671640989
Release 1987-07-02
Pages 309
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In "The Mountain People," Colin The Forest People" - describes the dehumanization of the Ik, African tribesmen who in less than three generations have deteriorated from being once-prosperous hunters to scattered bands of hostile, starving people whose only goal is individual survival. Forbidden by the Ugandan government to hunt game in the Kidepo National Park, the Ik are compelled to farm and forage for food in the barren mountain heights adjoining the park. Drought and starvation have made them a strange and heartless people, mistrustful of their own kind - their days occupied with constant competition and the search for food. Isolated from one another, each family is separated in its own compound within the village's fortress walls. And each family is itself divided: husbands, wives, and children remorselessly avoid helping one another find food. Sad, disturbing, and eloquently written, "The Mountain People" is a moving meditation on human nature, our capacity for goodness, and the fragility of human society. It is a brilliant, modern classic of anthropology.


Africa Author James I. Clark
ISBN-10 0812357752
Release 1989
Pages 164
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Africa has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Africa also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Africa book for free.

Mbuti Design

Mbuti Design Author Georges Meurant
ISBN-10 0500974306
Release 1996-01
Pages 221
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Provides a close analysis of the drawings, examining them both thematically and aesthetically

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015023725750
Release 1995
Pages 498
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Contemporary Authors has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Contemporary Authors also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Contemporary Authors book for free.

World Music Africa Europe and the Middle East

World Music  Africa  Europe and the Middle East Author Simon Broughton
ISBN-10 1858286352
Release 1999
Pages 762
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Divided by region and subregion, this volume examines the indigenous music of different countries, its current status, major performers, and special instruments.

The Mbuti pygmies

The Mbuti pygmies Author Colin M. Turnbull
ISBN-10 UOM:49015000010794
Release 1983
Pages 161
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The Mbuti pygmies has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Mbuti pygmies also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Mbuti pygmies book for free.

Africa for Kids

Africa for Kids Author Harvey Croze
ISBN-10 9781556525988
Release 2006
Pages 136
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Explores Africa, the African habitats, plants and animals along with the people of this continent.

The Mbuti pygmies

The Mbuti pygmies Author Colin M. Turnbull
ISBN-10 UOM:49015000010794
Release 1983
Pages 161
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The Mbuti pygmies has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Mbuti pygmies also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Mbuti pygmies book for free.

Forest Singer

Forest Singer Author Sylvia Sikundar
ISBN-10 1902283600
Release 1999
Pages 32
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According to his friends on the slopes of the Mountains of the Moon, Mabuti has a voice like a bullfrog, so he is not welcome to join the rest of his Pygmy family as they sing while they go about their everyday activities, so he goes off into the forest to practice by himself, and eventually his singing begins to improve--but his friends don't know that.

The World Book Encyclopedia

The World Book Encyclopedia Author World Book, Inc
ISBN-10 071660101X
Release 2001
Pages 1004
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An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.

Fight for the Forgotten

Fight for the Forgotten Author Justin Wren
ISBN-10 9781476765617
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 288
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From notable mixed martial artist and UFC fighter Justin Wren comes a personal account of faith, redemption, empowerment, and overwhelming love as one man sets out on an international mission to fight for those who can’t fight for themselves. Justin knows what it feels like to be wronged. Bullied as a child, he dreamed of becoming a UFC fighter and used his anger as fuel to propel his dream into reality. But the pain from his childhood didn’t dissipate. Instead, Justin fell into a spiral of depression and addiction, leading him on a path toward destruction. Kicked out of his training community and with no other place to go, Justin agreed to attend a men’s retreat, and it was there he found God. As Justin began piecing his life back together, he joined several international mission trips that opened his eyes and his heart to a world filled with suffering deep in the jungle of the Democratic Republic of Congo. There he met the Mbuti Pygmy tribe, a group of people persecuted by neighboring tribes and forced into slavery. His encounter with the Pygmy tribe left him wondering who was there to help them and in that moment Justin stepped out of the ring and into a fight for the forgotten. From cage fighter to freedom fighter, Justin’s story is a deeply personal memoir with a bigger message about a quest, justice, and the amazing things that can happen when we relinquish our lives to God.